Making Ireland Roman: Irish Neo-Latin Writers and the Republic of Letters

Making Ireland Roman: Irish Neo-Latin Writers and the Republic of Letters


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781859184530
Publisher: Cork University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2009
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Ireland and Romanitas—Jason Harris and Keith Sidwell
1) Some Reflexes of Latin Learning and of the Renaissance in Ireland c. 1450-c. 1600—Diarmaid Ó Cathain
2) Derricke and Stanihurst: A Dialogue—John Barry
3) The Richard Stanihurst-Justus Lipsius Friendship: Scholarship and Religion Under Spanish Hapsburg Patronage in the Late Sixteenth Century—Colm Lennon
4) ‘The Tipperary Hero’: Dermot O’Meara’s Ormonius (1615)—Keith Sidwell and David Edwards
5) ‘Making Ireland Spanish’: The Political Writings of Philip O’Sullican Beare—Hiram Morgan
6) The Scotic Debate: Philip O’Sullivan Beare and His Tenebriomastix--David Caulfield
7) A Case Study in Rhetorical Composition: Stephen White’s Two Apologiae for Ireland—Jason Harris
8) Latin Invective Verse in the Commentarius Rinuccinianus--Gráinne McLaughlin
9) Ussher and the Collection of Manuscripts in Early Modern Europe—Elizabethanne Boran
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