John Derricke's The Image of Irelande, With a Discoverie of Woodkarne

John Derricke's The Image of Irelande, With a Discoverie of Woodkarne With Essays on Text and Context - The Manchester Spenser

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Synopsis

John Derricke's Image of Irelande, with a Discoverie of Woodkarne is a key work of English print-making, Irish and English history and cultural misunderstanding. The work attests to the complexity of English and Irish relations, colonisation, military history, imperial propaganda, poetry, art, printing and the forging of identity in the early modern British Isles. The original work comprises of a lengthy poetic narrative and twelve famous woodcuts of the highest quality produced in sixteenth-century England. They also represent some of the only contemporary views of early modern Ireland on record. The sixteen interdisciplinary essays in this collection focus on the text's political and historical meaning, print history, iconographic elements, paratexts, literary and artistic influences, and cultural archaeology. The collection will appeal to scholars of many disciplines.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526147592
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: -1g
Height: 240mm
Width: 170mm