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The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

James H. Murphy


This series charts one of the most venerable book cultures in Europe, from the earliest manuscript compilations to the flourishing book industries of the late twentieth century. It offers a history of the Irish book as a created object situated in a world of communications, trade, transport, power, and money, and examines the ways in which books have both reflected and influenced social, political, and intellectual formations in Ireland. This volume details the story of the book in Ireland from the Act of Union, which ended Ireland’s lucrative exemption from British copyright, to the Irish rev ... More

Keywords: Act of Union, Ireland, Irish revival, cultural nationalism, Irish publishing industry, industrialization, religious publishers, local publishing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198187318
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James H. Murphy, editor
Professor of English, DePaul University, Chicago

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1 Introduction

James H. Murphy

I Book Production and Publishing

3 The Dublin Book Trade

Charles Benson

5 Belfast Publishing

Roger Dixon

6 Limerick Publishing

Maura Cronin

8 Irish-American Publishing

Martin J. Burke

II The Diversity of Publishers

9 James Duffy and Catholic Nationalism

Rolf Loeber and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber

10 The Webb Family and Quaker Printing

Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre

III Pamphlets and Periodicals

12 Pamphlets

Charles Benson and Siobhán Fitzpatrick

13 Periodicals

Elizabeth Tilley

IV Book Distribution and Reading

16 Almanacs

Niall Ó Ciosáin

18 Popular Reading Practice

Rolf Loeber and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber

V Libraries and Reading

19 Libraries

Marie-Louise Legg

20 The Nation Reading Rooms

Roisín Higgins

VI Devotion and Division in Religious Publishing

VII Literature and Literary Careers

32 Travel Writing

Éadaoin Agnew

36 James Clarence Mangan

Jacques Chuto

VIII Publishing the Past

IX Educating the Child

X Disseminating Science

44 Science

Enda Leaney

48 Medicine

Elizabeth Lake

XI Publishing and Performance

49 Theatre

Chris Morash

50 Music

Maria McHale

51 Popular Songs

John Moulden

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