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The roots of English colonialism in Ireland 1 edition

The roots of English colonialism in Ireland
John Patrick Montaño

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The roots of English colonialism in Ireland
John Patrick Montaño

Published 2011 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"This is a major new study of the cultural foundations of the Tudor plantations in Ireland and of early English imperialism more generally. John Patrick Montaño traces the roots of colonialism in the key relationship of cultivation and civility in Tudor England and shows the central role this played in Tudor strategies for settling, civilising and colonising Ireland. The book ranges from the role of cartography, surveying and material culture - houses, fences, fields, roads and bridges - in manifesting the new order to the place of diet, leisure, language and hairstyles in establishing cultural differences as a site of conflict between the Irish and the imperialising state and as a justification for the civilising process. It shows that the ideologies and strategies of colonisation which would later be applied in the New World were already apparent in the practices, material culture and hardening attitude towards barbarous customs of the Tudor regime"--

Table of Contents

Introduction: nature is a language.
1. Planting a landscape: cultivation and reform in Ireland.
2. Planning a landscape I: cultivation as reformation.
3. Planning a landscape II: cultivation through plantation.
4. Inscribing a landscape: maps, surveys and records.
5. Material signs: ordering the built environment.
6. A civil offer: the failure to adopt English customs.
7. Bad manners, nasty habits: the elimination of Irish customs.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Critical perspectives on empire, Critical perspectives on empire


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DA935 .M66 2011

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xiii, 426 p. :
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