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The daughters of the first earl of Cork: Writing family, faith, politics and place

The daughters of the first earl of Cork: Writing family, faith, politics and place
  

Based on the recovery and analysis of the letters and private papers of the wife, daughters, daughters-in-law, and granddaughters of Richard Boyle (1566-1643), first earl of Cork, this book examines how these women perceived and wrote their lives as individuals and as members of ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781846827983
Release Date 29 November 2019 by Four Courts Press Ltd
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Walsh, Ann-Maria
Availability Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 29 Nov 2019

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ISBN-13 9781846827983
ISBN-10 1846827981
Stock Release date is 29 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 29 Nov 2019
Publisher Four Courts Press Ltd
Imprint Four Courts Press Ltd
Release Date 29 November 2019
International Release Date 31 January 2020
Publication Country Ireland Ireland
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Walsh, Ann-Maria
Category World History: C 1500 To C 1750
British & Irish History
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Based on the recovery and analysis of the letters and private papers of the wife, daughters, daughters-in-law, and granddaughters of Richard Boyle (1566-1643), first earl of Cork, this book examines how these women perceived and wrote their lives as individuals and as members of their famous family. The book explores the theme of identity through close readings of the extant texts from a number of perspectives: the figuration of Ireland; gender; the impact of civil war rupture; Protestantism; and legacy-making. This original showcasing of the Boyle women's largely forgotten female-voiced texts further illuminates how these women used the occasion of family writing and record-keeping to develop self-presentation strategies that allowed them to situate their lives at the centre of the transformations that were taking place in early modern Ireland and Britain.

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Author's Bio

Ann-Maria Walsh teaches in the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin.

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