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The Renaissance and the Celtic Countries

Ceri Davies (Editor), John E. Law (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-2063-0
124 pages
December 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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This revealing volume sheds new light on the Renaissance in Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
  • A revealing look at the Renaissance in Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
  • Written by leading scholars in the field.
  • Covers a wide range of topics, such as the printing press and book trade in Reformation Scotland, and the debate between the “old” and the “new” in Welsh poetry.
  • Shows that the Celtic countries were an integral part of the wider European Renaissance.
  • Demonstrates how Celtic writers, scholars and patrons contributed to the cultural developments of the period.
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    Note from the Series Editor.

    Preface.

    Chapters.

    1. Richard Stanihurst's De Rebus in Hibernia Gestis (John Barry).

    2. John Owen the Epigrammatist: A Library and Historical Context (Byron Harries).

    3. The Poetic Debate of Edmwnd Prys and Wiliam Cynwal (Gruffydd Aled Williams).

    4. Classical Voices in Buchanan's Hexameter Psalm Paraphrases (Roger P.H. Green).

    5. A Spirit of Literature -
    Melville, Baille, Wodrow and a Cast of Thousands: The Clergy in Scotland's Long Renaissance (Alastair J. Mann).

    Index.
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    Ceri Davies is Professor of Classics at the University of Wales, Swansea.

    John E. Law is Reader in History at the University of Wales, Swansea and editor of Renaissance Studies.

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    • A revealing look at the Renaissance in Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
    • Written by leading scholars in the field.
    • Covers a wide range of topics, such as the printing press and book trade in Reformation Scotland, and the debate between the “old” and the “new” in Welsh poetry.
    • Shows that the Celtic countries were an integral part of the wider European Renaissance.
    • Demonstrates how Celtic writers, scholars and patrons contributed to the cultural developments of the period.
    See More
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