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Reading Ireland : print, reading, and social change in early modern Ireland

Author: Raymond Gillespie
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2005.
Series: Politics, culture, and society in early modern Britain.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating and innovative study explores the lives of people living in early modern Ireland through the books and printed ephemera which they bought, borrowed or stole from others. While the importance of books and printing in influencing the outlook of early modern people is well known, recent years have seen significant changes in our understanding of how writing and print shaped lives, and was in turn  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gillespie, Raymond.
Reading Ireland.
Manchester : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2005
(DLC) 2005299878
(OCoLC)59223587
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Gillespie
ISBN: 9781847794321 1847794327
OCLC Number: 823727564
Description: 1 online resource (x, 222 pages).
Contents: Preface; Note on the text; Abbreviations; Part I The conditions of print; 1. The social meaning of print; 2. The prelude to print:the rise of writing; Part 2 The development of print; 3. The coming of print, 1550-1650; 4. The triumph of print, 1650-1700; Part 3. The strategies of reading; 5. Reading for power: institutions and print; 6. Reading for salvation; 7. Reading for profit and pleasure; Appendix --
Book production inseventeenth-century Ireland; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Politics, culture, and society in early modern Britain.
Responsibility: Raymond Gillespie.

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An innovative book revealing the impact of print on social change in early modern Ireland -- .  Read more...
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"'This book is to be welcomed heartily... the sooner this innovative and exciting study is in print the better.' Toby C. Barnard, Hertford College, Oxford"

 
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