Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2013

208 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719085185

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Science, Politics and Society in Early Nineteenth-cCentury Ireland

The Reverend William Richardson

Allan Blackstock

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Based on extensive primary research including manuscript material new to Irish historiography in the long series of letters between Richardson and George Greenough
  • Examines the pivotal period immediately after the Irish Union from the unique perspective of the history of ideas and the career of a polymath, the Reverend William Richardson
  • Provides insights into the interconnections and tensions between Irish provincial science and the metropolitan scientific world
  • Richardson was a friend and correspondent of major scientific figures like Sir Humphry Davy and Sir Joseph Banks and the president of the Geological Society of London, George Bellas Greenough
  • Richardson's private correspondence adds to our knowledge of central Ulster before and during the 1798 rebellion and of the emergence of popular political movements like the Orange and Defender societies