"This important book uncovers an Ireland of confident aristocrats and intellectuals, effective combatants in one or another war of words, not starving and dispossed peasants. For that reason alone, it would be a valuable contribution to the history of Ireland in the context of its immediate neighbors, but it also sheds a flood of light on Ireland's interrelations with other European countries."
Making Ireland Roman: Irish Neo-Latin Writers and the Republic of Lettersby Jason Harris (Editor), Keith Sidwell
This collection of articles by leading scholars focuses on Irish writing in Latin in the Renaissance and aims to rewrite Irish cultural history through recovery and analysis of Latin sources. This book renders accessible for the first time the vastly important Irish contribution to the counter-reformation, to European Renaissance and baroque literature in Latin and to the intellectual culture of European Latinity. The ethnic, cultural and religious divisions within Ireland produced a divided Latin writing and reading community.
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Meet the Author
Jason Harris is Lecturer in Early Modern History in University College Cork and Director of the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies in Cork.
Keith Sidwell is Adjunct Professor, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Calgary, and the founder of the Centre for Neo-Latin Studies in Cork.
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