Two problems in the history of Irish humanism and ethnicity
in Renaissance humanism and ethnicity before race
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This chapter explains how Ireland’s inhabitants encountered humanist theories about human society in their universities, focusing especially on those concepts which made up the theory of civility and barbarism This chapter also addresses the problem of how many peoples there were in seventeenth-century Ireland, arguing that there remained a meaningful distinction between Gaelic Irish and English Irish in the seventeenth century.

Renaissance humanism and ethnicity before race

The Irish and the English in the seventeenth century


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