English Images of the Irish 1570-1620 (Irish Studies v. 6)

English Images of the Irish 1570-1620 (Irish Studies v. 6)

By: Shirley Adawy Peart (author)Hardback

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This text deals with Renaissance conceptions of the Irish as presented by that group of writers/administrators responsible for the Elizabethan and Jacobean colonization of Ireland. It shows that the language of the 16th and 17th century administrative regimes utilizes a metaphorical range of figures that seeks to reinforce and justify the punitive nature of colonial governance.


Putting the politico-cultural in a colonial context; English images of Ireland 1570-1620; the disordered body; the constant subject; patriarchy, land and husbandry; plantation and propaganda; the body of Ireland - substance and show; representations of race, gender and class; representation of the Irish as monsters and animals.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773470194
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780773470194
  • ISBN10: 0773470190

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