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The Colonization and Representation of Gaelic Culture: Elizabethans in Sixteenth Century Ireland

Abstract Culture played an intrinsic role in the conquest of Ireland in the sixteenth century, and the English colonial project, so often described in political and military terms, must be reexamined in this context. By examining sixteenth century spatial and literary representations of Ireland and Irish culture it becomes evident that the process described by Timothy Mitchell, called enframement, was being imposed upon the Irish. Enframement is the convergence of two aspects of power, the metaphysical and the microphysical. Metaphysical power worked through maps and literature to bring order in the conceptual realm, allowing the English to imagine Ireland as they wished it to be. Microphysical power created order in the material world, by physical... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Green, Katherine Marie (Author) / Warnicke, Retha (Advisor) / Manchester, Laurie (Committee member) / Wright, Johnson (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / Brehon law / Colonization / Elizabethan / Gaelic culture / Ireland / Representation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 101 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis History 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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