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Renaissance city of literature

From its Nobel laureates to its literary festivals, modern-day Dublin lives up to its role as a literary capital. The question of whether Ireland experienced a cultural and literary Renaissance has received increasing scholarly attention in recent years. This book extends the discussion by engaging with the specific literary culture of its capital city. It begins with an argument for the internationalised literary culture of late medieval Dublin by an analysis of James Yonge's 'Memoriale'. The citizens of Dublin engaged with and actively read texts imported from London, as Dublin's own printing was limited. The book presents case studies that establish Dublin as an emerging city of Renaissance literature by focusing on Edmund Spenser's political and social connections and by examining the literature of complaint emanating from late Elizabethan Dublin. It analyses the constructed authorial personae of Richard Bellings, James Shirley and Henry Burnell residing in Dublin, and discusses the concepts of literary friendship. Sir James Ware's scholarly achievements are analysed and his extensive intellectual community are investigated, revealing an open-minded Dublin community. In addition to being a representative Renaissance activity, translation was harnessed in the country as an 'instrument of state', as shown by translations of Gaelic poetry. The Renaissance literary production in Dublin had a multi-linguistic character with Latin orations taking place in the Trinity College Dublin. The book also addresses the question of whether the English-language drama composed and staged in Restoration Dublin is most accurately described as Anglo-Irish drama or 'English drama written in Ireland'.

The scholarly achievements of Sir James Ware
Mark Empey

6 ‘A real credit to Ireland, and to Dublin’: the scholarly achievements of Sir James Ware Mark Empey In 1879 the curate of St Werburgh’s Church wrote to the editor of The Irish Builder seeking help to restore the vault of the seventeenth-century antiquary and historian, Sir James Ware, and to solicit subscriptions to erect a mural tablet in his honour. Rev. J. H. McMahon’s intentions were quite explicit: to pay tribute to ‘Ware’s vast merits as a reliable writer of Irish history, and as a real credit to Ireland, and to Dublin, his native city’.1 McMahon

in Dublin
The marquess of Ormond, Archbishop Ussher and the appointment of Irish bishops, 1643–47
Patrick Little

in Ireland and the formation of a confessional identity, 1618–1653’, in Ford and McCafferty (eds), Origins of Sectarianism, pp. 73–94, at pp. 79–81, 90. 11 CSP Ire. 1633–47, p. 379 (the king ordered that he was to continue to hold the rectory of Tradry in Killaloe diocese in commendam); J.B. Leslie, Clergy of Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert and Kilmacduagh (new edn, 2010), p. 687 (for Sibthorpe); The Whole Works of Sir James Ware Concerning Ireland, Revised and Improved … by Walter Harris, Esq (2 vols, Dublin, 1764), i. 515, dates Sibthorp’s translation as 7 Apr

in Ireland in crisis
Alternative models of the Church in Britain and Ireland, c.1570–c.1700

Catholicism and Presbyterianism were the most powerful alternatives to the varieties of Protestant episcopalianism, which secured the backing of governments from the 1560s to the 1680s, challenging that order in each of the three insular kingdoms - England, Ireland and Scotland. This book explores some of the complexities of the Catholic and Presbyterian projects in each, focusing on how they sought to gain, or regain, the position of church establishments inclusive of entire populations and exclusive in their claims, the guardians of the spiritual welfare of nations, and how they sought to adapt to the fact that most of the time such aspirations were far short of fulfilment. It studies the changing views on church and state and suggests the value of a comparative approach to the intellectual history of Presbyterianism, one that attends to the reciprocal influence of English, Irish, Scottish and American Presbyterians on each other, and also registers the shaping role of national context. Presbyterianism looked different in each of the nation. In England, most Presbyterians became increasingly liberal theologically, drifting from moderate Baxterian Calvinism towards Arminianism, and then towards Arianism, Socinianism and Unitarianism; in Scotland, they became sharply divided between Calvinists and Moderates; in Ulster, the orthodox remained ascendant, but there was a liberal minority; in America, divisions between revivalists and their critics disguised a basic Calvinist consensus.

Sir Henry Sidney’s return to Dublin as depicted in Derricke’s Image of Irelande
Bríd McGrath

of their red coats. New coats with James’s initials were ordered in advance of the 1613 Parliament. 35 Derricke’s herald also wears colourful clothing, in this case a coat of arms. Heralds played an important role in European states in general including advising on state ceremonial, protocol and precedence and participating in state processions. They attended state functions and proclaimed war and peace and royal births and deaths; Sir James Ware described the Dublin aldermen in their gowns of scarlet when the

in John Derricke’s The Image of Irelande: with a Discoverie of Woodkarne
Spenser’s Machiavelli
Andrew Wadoski

‘As for the work now published’, Sir James Ware writes in his preface to the first printed edition of Spenser’s A View of the State of Ireland in 1633, ‘although it sufficiently testifieth his learning and deepe judgement, yet we may wish that in some passages it had bin tempered with more moderation’. 1 Many of Spenser’s readers have echoed this sentiment in the

in Spenser’s ethics
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Andrew Wadoski

way of imagining what territorial conquest’s social, personal, and historical fulfillment might look like. When James Ware prefaced the first printed edition of the View by remarking on the work’s unfortunate immoderation, his argument was couched in the claim that it was symptomatic of Spenser’s life and times, suggesting that Spenser lived at a time when the kinds of flourishing he pursued were

in Spenser’s ethics

Ralph Knevet's Supplement of the Faery Queene (1635) is a narrative and allegorical work, which weaves together a complex collection of tales and episodes, featuring knights, ladies, sorcerers, monsters, vertiginous fortresses and deadly battles – a chivalric romp in Spenser's cod medieval style. The poem shadows recent English history, and the major military and political events of the Thirty Years War. But the Supplement is also an ambitiously intertextual poem, weaving together materials from mythic, literary, historical, scientific, theological, and many other kinds of written sources. Its encyclopaedic ambitions combine with Knevet's historical focus to produce an allegorical epic poem of considerable interest and power.

This new edition of Knevet's Supplement, the first scholarly text of the poem ever published, situates it in its literary, historical, biographical, and intellectual contexts. An extensive introduction and copious critical commentary, positioned at the back of the book, will enable students and scholars alike to access Knevet's complicated and enigmatic meanings, structures, and allusions.

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Kathleen Miller

imported increased considerably after that first publishing venture in Dublin.34 The Renaissance on the Continent was interpreted and translated locally through access to these imported texts. Mark Empey’s case study of Sir James Ware and his books, included in this volume, describes the habits of an avid consumer of the written word; Ware’s book collection indicates he was keenly aware of works circulating in Europe and often gained access to newly published texts.35 Ware’s records of works he loaned to others, both printed books and manuscripts, suggest something of

in Dublin
Leonie Hannan

the laundry. Other members of staff attended to other facets of home production and consumption. Nonetheless, the performance of these roles was typically coordinated by a mistress of the household whose responsibility was to ensure prudent home oeconomy. 26 The accounts of a Dublin townhouse, located near Kildare Street and owned by James Ware (b. c . 1699), reveal

in A culture of curiosity