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The critics' choice: Making Ireland Roman (Cork University Press)

24 Mar 2011

The critics' choice: Making Ireland Roman (Cork University Press)

Making Ireland Roman: Irish Neo-Latin Writers and the Republic of Letters, edited by Dr. Jason Harris (School of History) and Prof. Keith Sidwell, has been receiving a flurry of favourable reviews.

The Times Literary Suppliment writies: "This important book uncovers an Ireland of confident aristocrats and intellectuals, effective combatants in one or another war of words, not starving and disposed peasants. For that reason alone, it would be a valuable contribution to the history of Ireland in the context of its immediate neighbours, but also sheds a flood of light on Ireland’s interrelations with other European countries."

Peter Davidson (University of Aberdeen) comments: "This book is a timely and welcome introduction to the work in Latin produced in the early- modern period by Irish writers of all communities."

The publisher promises that this book "aims to rewrite Irish cultural history through recovery and analysis of Latin sources": it does exactly that, and does so with style, verve and profound learning. This collection is, without exaggeration, of international importance. (Mr. Mike Collins, Publications Director, Cork University Press).

You can visit more reviews of this book at Cork University Press.

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