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Dublin: Renaissance city of literature interrogates the notion of a literary 'renaissance' in Dublin. Through detailed case studies of print and literature in Renaissance Dublin, the volume covers innovative new ground, including quantitative analysis of print production in Ireland, unique insight into the city's literary communities and considerations of literary genres that flourished in early modern Dublin. The volume's broad focus and extended timeline offer an unprecedented and comprehensive consideration of the features of renaissance that may be traced to the city from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century. With contributions from leading scholars in the area of early modern Ireland, including Raymond Gillespie and Andrew Hadfield, students and academics will find the book an invaluable resource for fully appreciating those elements that contributed to the complex literary character of Dublin as a Renaissance city of literature.

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ISBN-13: 9781526113245
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 06/21/2017
Series: The Manchester Spenser
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kathleen Miller is a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen's University Belfast

Crawford Gribben is a Professor of History and Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Introduction – Kathleen Miller
1. Centre or periphery? The role of Dublin in James Yonge’s Memoriale (1412) – Theresa O’Byrne
2. Books, politics and society in Renaissance Dublin – Raymond Gillespie
3. Edmund Spenser’s Dublin – Andrew Hadfield
4. Complaint and reform in late Elizabethan Dublin, 1579–94 –David Heffernan
5. Renaissance Dublin and the construction of literary authorship: Richard Bellings, James Shirley and Henry Burnell – Marie-Louise Coolahan
6. ‘A real credit to Ireland, and to Dublin’: the scholarly achievements of Sir James Ware – Mark Empey
7. Translation and collaboration in Renaissance Dublin – Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
8. Amor vincit omnia: Gaelic poetry and English books – Mícheál Mac Craith
9. Latin oratory in seventeenth-century Dublin – Jason Harris
10. Anglo-Irish drama? Writing for the stage in Restoration Dublin – Stephen Austin Kelly
11. Peripheral print cultures in Renaissance Europe – Alexander S. Wilkinson

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