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Author Ó Ciosáin, Niall, 1960-

Title Print and popular culture in Ireland, 1750-1850 / Niall Ó Ciosáin.

Published Basingstoke [England] : Macmillam ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  941.5 OCIO    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 249 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Series Early modern history.
Early modern history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-246) and index.
Contents 1. Approaches and Methods -- 2. Literacy and Education -- 3. Production and Distribution -- 4. Chivalric Romances -- 5. Criminal Biography: Irish Highwaymen and James Freney -- 6. Time, Ritual and History: The Battle of Aughrim -- 7. The Catholic Reformation, Irish-Language Printing and Song: the Pious Miscellany -- 8. 'Improving and Practical Literature' -- 9. Languages and Literacy -- 10. The Ideology of Status in Ireland -- 11. Popular Print and Popular Culture.
Summary This book looks at popular print culture in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Ireland, and how its stories of knights and heroes, highwaymen and cattle stealers were read and understood. They were absorbed into a culture which was vibrant and diverse and O Ciosain's analysis touches on topics as varied as the origins of modern Orange ritual, the relationship between literacy, printing and languages, and Gaelic religious songs. He ends by considering the ways in which ordinary people at the time saw their world, as well as the ways in which modern scholars have described and interpreted the cultures of those people. The author takes an interdisciplinary approach to a little-known area of Irish history and literature, pursuing comparisons with other regions and cultures. By addressing questions such as language shift and the unusual social configuration of Ireland in this period, it adds a new dimension to the growing body of studies of popular print in Europe.
Subject Popular literature -- Publishing -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century.
Popular literature -- Publishing -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
Popular culture -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century.
Popular culture -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
Printing -- Ireland -- History -- 18th century.
Printing -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century.
Ireland -- Civilization -- 18th century.
Ireland -- Civilization -- 19th century.
ISBN 0333666844 (Macmillan)
0312174551 (St. Martin's Press)