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Author Gillespie, Raymond,
Title Reading Ireland : print, reading, and social change in early modern Ireland / Raymond Gillespie.
Imprint Manchester : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2005.

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.
Ireland -- Social conditions -- 16th century.
Ireland -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
Description 1 online resource (x, 222 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; Note on the text; Abbreviations; Part I The conditions of print; 1. The social meaning of print; 2. The prelude to print:the rise of writing; Part 2 The development of print; 3. The coming of print, 1550-1650; 4. The triumph of print, 1650-1700; Part 3. The strategies of reading; 5. Reading for power: institutions and print; 6. Reading for salvation; 7. Reading for profit and pleasure; Appendix -- Book production inseventeenth-century Ireland; Bibliography; 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.
ISBN 9781847794321 (electronic bk.)
1847794327 (electronic bk.)
071905527X
9780719055270
OCLC # 823727564
Additional Format Print version: Gillespie, Raymond. Reading Ireland. Manchester : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2005 071905527X (DLC) 2005299878 (OCoLC)59223587