Poets and Politics: Continuity and Reaction in Irish Poetry, 1558-1625

Poets and Politics: Continuity and Reaction in Irish Poetry, 1558-1625

by Marc Caball
     
 

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This book examines responses of the influential elite of Irish bardic poets (fileadha) to questions of political, cultural and religious controversy in late sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century Ireland. During this period of critical change and unparalleled upheaval, when the scene was set for a series of historical developments whose impact continues to…  See more details below

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This book examines responses of the influential elite of Irish bardic poets (fileadha) to questions of political, cultural and religious controversy in late sixteenth-century and early seventeenth-century Ireland. During this period of critical change and unparalleled upheaval, when the scene was set for a series of historical developments whose impact continues to reverberate today, the bardic poets initiated a process of ideological re-evaluation which redefined indigenous communal notions of ethnicity, culture and religion.

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The director of the Ireland Literature Exchange in Dublin explores how the influential elite Irish bardic poets, the , responded to questions of political, cultural, and religious controversy during the period. He finds that they initiated a process of ideological re- evaluation that redefined indigenous communal notions of ethnicity, culture, and religion. His study challenges the modern perception of the bardic colleges as static and insulated. Excerpts are in both Irish and English. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780268038564
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Series:
Critical Conditions: Field Day Essays and Monographs
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.63(d)

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