Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2013

240 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719088360

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Renaissance Humanism and Ethnicity Before Race

The Irish and the English in the seventeenth century

Ian Campbell

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Explains how a colonised group (the Irish) responded to the accusation that they were barbarians, incapable of self-government
  • Explains the role of Renaissance Humanism and Aristotelianism in discourses of race and empire in early modern Ireland
  • Sketches the changes in European theories of human society and the human body between the Aristotelian world of the seventeenth century and the Enlightenment world of the eighteenth century
  • Uses Latin sources and places the Irish experience in the history of race