Two Problems in the History of Irish Humanism and Ethnicity

Ian Campbell

in Renaissance humanism and ethnicity before race

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print November 2013 | ISBN: 9780719088360
Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9781781706022 | DOI:
Two Problems in the History of Irish Humanism and Ethnicity

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This chapter explains how Ireland's inhabitants encountered humanist theories about human society in their universities, focusing especially on those concepts which made up the theory of civility and barbarism This chapter also addresses the problem of how many peoples there were in seventeenth-century Ireland, arguing that there remained a meaningful distinction between Gaelic Irish and English Irish in the seventeenth century.

Keywords: Civility; Barbarism; Universities; Gaelic Irish; English Irish

Chapter.  12782 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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