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Elizabeth I and Ireland

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Brendan Kane, Valerie McGowan-Doyle, Richard A. McCabe, Leah S. Marcus, Peter McQuillan, B. R. Siegfried, Ciaran Brady, Mark A. Hutchinson, Paul E. J. Hammer, Hiram Morgan, Andrew Hadfield, Marc Caball
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  • Date Published: November 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107040878

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  • The last generation has seen a veritable revolution in scholarly work on Elizabeth I, on Ireland, and on the colonial aspects of the literary productions that typically served to link the two. It is now commonly accepted that Elizabeth was a much more active and activist figure than an older scholarship allowed. Gaelic elites are acknowledged to have had close interactions with the crown and continental powers; Ireland itself has been shown to have occupied a greater place in Tudor political calculations than previously thought. Literary masterpieces of the age are recognised for their imperial and colonial entanglements. Elizabeth I and Ireland is the first collection fully to connect these recent scholarly advances. Bringing together Irish and English historians, and literary scholars of both vernacular languages, this is the first sustained consideration of the roles played by Elizabeth and by the Irish in shaping relations between the realms.

    • The first sustained study of both Elizabeth I's relationship to the conquest of Ireland and Irish views of Elizabeth I
    • Coordinates the study of early modern Irish- and English-language sources around a common theme for the first time
    • The multidisciplinary approach allows readers to experience some of the intellectual, social and linguistic richness of the period
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    • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2015

    Reviews & endorsements

    "Elizabeth I and Ireland is an expansive and inclusive take on what is thorny subject matter. It is to be commended for its variety of approaches which, taken overall, highlight the multifaceted complexities of the engagement between Tudor governance and sixteenth-century Ireland."
    Patrick Murray, Irish Studies Review

    ‘This cohesive collection of essays provides an excellent distillation of recent cross-disciplinary research on Elizabethan Ireland. It should be of particular benefit to scholars of early modern England and Europe in illustrating that England was but one unit of multiple kingdom governed from London, and that the Crown’s involvement with Ireland is vital to understanding how the British state came into being.’ Nicholas Canny, Renaissance Quarterly

    'This volume of essays, edited by Brendan Kane and Valerie McGowan-Doyle, originated in a multidisciplinary conference held at the University of Connecticut in 2009. The justification for the volume, so the editors claim, is that recent work on Elizabeth had largely failed to consider Ireland.' Steven G. Ellis, The English Historical Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107040878
    • length: 358 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 155 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Elizabeth I and Ireland: an introduction Brendan Kane and Valerie McGowan-Doyle
    2. Ireland's Eliza: Queen or Cailleach? Richard A. McCabe
    3. Elizabeth on Ireland Leah S. Marcus
    4. A bardic critique of queen and court: 'Ionmholta Malairt Bhisigh', Eochaidh Ó hEodhasa, 1603 Peter McQuillan
    5. Recognizing Elizabeth I: grafting, sovereignty, and the logic of icons in an instance of bardic poetry B. R. Siegfried
    6. Coming into the weigh-house: Elizabeth I and the government of Ireland Ciaran Brady
    7. An Irish perspective on Elizabeth's religion: reformation thought and Henry Sidney's Irish lord deputyship, c.1560 to 1580 Mark A. Hutchinson
    8. Elizabeth I, the Old English and the rhetoric of counsel Valerie McGowan-Doyle
    9. 'Base rogues' and 'gentlemen of quality': the earl of Essex's Irish knights and royal displeasure in 1599, Paul E. J. Hammer
    10. 'Tempt not God too long, O Queen': Elizabeth and the Irish Crisis of the 1590s Hiram Morgan
    11. War poetry and counsel in early modern Ireland Andrew Hadfield
    12. Elizabeth on rebellion in Ireland and England: semper eadem? Brendan Kane
    13. Print, Protestantism and cultural authority in Elizabethan Ireland Marc Caball

  • Editors

    Brendan Kane, University of Connecticut
    Brendan Kane is Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut.

    Valerie McGowan-Doyle, Kent State University, Ohio
    Valerie McGowan-Doyle is Associate Professor of History at Lorain County Community College.


    Brendan Kane, Valerie McGowan-Doyle, Richard A. McCabe, Leah S. Marcus, Peter McQuillan, B. R. Siegfried, Ciaran Brady, Mark A. Hutchinson, Paul E. J. Hammer, Hiram Morgan, Andrew Hadfield, Marc Caball


    • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2015

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