Bibliographic Details

Reading Ireland : print, reading, and social change in early modern Ireland / Raymond Gillespie.

Author / Creator Gillespie, Raymond, author.
Imprint Manchester : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2005.
Description 1 online resource (x, 222 pages)
Language English
Series Politics, culture, and society in early modern Britain
Politics, culture, and society in early modern Britain.
Subject Books and reading -- Ireland -- History -- 16th century.
Books and reading -- Ireland -- History -- 17th century.
Printing -- Ireland -- History -- 16th century.
Printing -- Ireland -- History -- 17th century.
Social change -- Ireland -- History -- 16th century.
Social change -- Ireland -- History -- 17th century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
HISTORY -- General.
Books and reading.
Printing.
Social change.
Social conditions
Ireland -- Social conditions -- 16th century.
Ireland -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
Ireland.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11169159
ISBN 9781847794321
1847794327
071905527X
9780719055270
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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 shaped by those who appropriated the written word. This book draws on this literature to shed light on the changes that took place in this unusual European society. The author finds that.
Other form Print version: Gillespie, Raymond. Reading Ireland. Manchester : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2005 071905527X