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Title The world of Geoffrey Keating : history, myth, and religion in seventeenth-century Ireland / Bernadette Cunningham.
Author Cunningham, Bernadette.
Publication Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, [2000]
Copyright date ©2000
Description xv, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-250) and index.
Contents pt. 1. The author's world and work -- 1. Introduction : Geoffrey Keating and the Irish people -- 2. Family background and educational influences : Irish and European -- 3. Catholic teaching and social change in Munster -- 4. Scholarly networks and approaches to the historical record -- 5. Foreign writers and Irish readers : the wider world of print in 'Foras feasa ar Éirinn' -- pt. 2. An Irish Catholic perspective on the past -- 6. Irishness and the recall of the past -- 7. Origin myths : people, language, place -- 8. Political and social hierarchies -- 9. The moral order -- pt. 3. Scribes, translators and other readers -- 10. Catholic readers and translators of 'Foras feasa ar Éirinn' in the seventeenth century -- 11. Catholic history, Protestant history : 'Foras feasa ar Éirinn' in circulation, 1680-1740 -- 12. Conclusion.
Summary Geoffrey Keating's Foras Feasa ar Eirinn was among the most popular and influential histories ever written. It offered a sense of Ireland, of Irishness, and of Catholicism that had wide appeal. The work has long been valued for its mastery of the Irish language and its attractive literary style, yet its significance as history has been ignored. This innovative book evaluates Keating's role as both historian and theologian, providing an imaginative interdisciplinary analysis of the entire range of Keating's writing and of the social circumstances and intellectual influences that moulded his world. The world of scribes, translators, publishers and readers of Keating's works are part of this historiographical assessment of how ideas were transmitted to later generations. Geoffrey Keating's intellectual legacy in influencing perceptions of Irishness has been profound, not least as the popularizer of the idea of a 'special relationship' between Catholicism and Irishness. This is an important, original study of the cultural, social and intellectual world of Ireland's most influential seventeenth-century writer. -- Publisher description.
Subject Keating, Geoffrey, 1570?-1644?
Keating, Geoffrey, 1570?-1644? (OCoLC)fst00181757
Ireland -- History -- To 1172 -- Historiography.
Ireland -- History -- 1172-1603 -- Historiography.
Ireland -- History -- 17th century.
Celts -- Ireland -- Historiography.
Historians -- Ireland -- Biography.
Celts -- Historiography. (OCoLC)fst00850413
Historians. (OCoLC)fst00957686
Historiography. (OCoLC)fst00958221
Ireland. (OCoLC)fst01205427
To 1699
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Related To Online version: Cunningham, Bernadette. World of Geoffrey Keating. Dublin ; Portland, OR : Four Courts Press, ©2000 (OCoLC)606378147
ISBN 1851825339

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