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Author Barnard, T. C. (Toby Christopher),
Title Brought to book : print in Ireland, 1680-1784 / Toby Barnard.
Imprint Dublin, Ireland : Four Courts Press, 2017.

Author Barnard, T. C. (Toby Christopher),
Subject Ireland -- History -- 17th century.
Ireland -- History -- 18th century.
Publishers and publishing -- Ireland -- History.
Book industries and trade -- Ireland -- History.
Literature and society -- Ireland -- History.
Description 1 online resource
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 7, 2017).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book considers what was written, printed, published, owned and sometimes read in Ireland between 1680 and 1784. It seeks to evaluate the ephemeral and what has subsequently vanished in order to challenge some common assumptions about the nature and impact of print during the period. It is based on the surviving texts and the letters and comments of contemporaries. Peopled with authors, publishers and readers, it offers a novel approach to the history of the book in Ireland. Also, it places print in the mental and material cultures of the eighteenth century, and among the efforts to subordinate Ireland more firmly to England. It suggests how enthusiastically Ireland plunged into the cultural currents of the eighteenth century - cosmopolitan rather than introverted and insular.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. 1680s -- 2. Dublin, 1690 -- 1784 -- 3. Schooling and Learning -- 4. Past -- 5. Present -- 6. Future Irelands -- 7. Salvation -- 8. Entertainments -- 9. South, 1680 -- 1784 -- 10. North, 1694 -- 1784 -- 11. Writers and Readers -- 12. Conclusion: Ireland Brought to Book.
ISBN 9781846826658 (electronic bk.)
1846826659 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 973882644
Additional Format Print version: Barnard, Toby. Brought to book : print in Ireland 1680-1784. Portland, Oregon : Four Courts Press, ©2017 395 pages 9781846826290

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