The Resource Swift, the book, and the Irish financial revolution : satire and sovereignty in Colonial Ireland, Sean D. Moore

Swift, the book, and the Irish financial revolution : satire and sovereignty in Colonial Ireland, Sean D. Moore

Label
Swift, the book, and the Irish financial revolution : satire and sovereignty in Colonial Ireland
Title
Swift, the book, and the Irish financial revolution
Title remainder
satire and sovereignty in Colonial Ireland
Statement of responsibility
Sean D. Moore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1700s, not all revolutions involved combat. Jonathan Swift, proving the pen is mightier than the sword, wrote scathing satires of England and, by so doing, fostered a growing sense of Irishness among the people who lived on the large island to the left of London. This sense of Irish nationalism, Moore argues, led to a greater sense of being independent from the mainland and, in what might be a surprise, more autonomy for Ireland than one might imagine. And so, when the good times rolled, Ireland got to keep much of its newly generated wealth. This was in sharp contrast to another British territory, consisting of thirteen colonies, where taxes tended to be increased with somewhat unpleasant consequences. What begins with a look at Swift's satiric writings ends up being a fascinating study of Colonialism and post-Colonialism--ever a subject of interest--allowing thoughtful and provocative insights into Irish and American history
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Sean D
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3728.S2
LC item number
M66 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Swift, Jonathan
  • Satire, English
  • English literature
  • National characteristics, Irish
  • Book industries and trade
  • Literature
  • Wirtschaft
  • Buchhandel
  • Autonomy and independence movements
  • Book industries and trade
  • Economic history
  • English literature
  • National characteristics, Irish
  • Satire, English
  • Satire
  • Englisch
  • Nationalbewusstsein
  • Öffentliche Schulden
  • Antikolonialismus
  • Imperialismus
  • Buchproduktion
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
  • Irland
Label
Swift, the book, and the Irish financial revolution : satire and sovereignty in Colonial Ireland, Sean D. Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
God knows how we wretches came by that fashionable thing a national debt: the Dublin book trade and the Irish financial revolution -- Banking on print: the Bank of Ireland, the South Sea bubble, and the bailout -- Arachne's bowels: scatology, enlightenment, and Swift's relations with the London book trade -- Money, the great divider of the world, has, by a strange revolution, been the great uniter of a most divided people: from minting to printing in the Drapier's letters -- Devouring posterity: a modest proposal, empire, and Ireland's debt of the nation -- A mart of literature: the 1730s and the rise of a literary public sphere in Ireland -- Epilogue: a brand identity crisis in a national literature?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 268 p.
Isbn
9780801895074
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009052388
System control number
  • (OCoLC)494281653
  • (OCoLC)ocn494281653
Label
Swift, the book, and the Irish financial revolution : satire and sovereignty in Colonial Ireland, Sean D. Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
God knows how we wretches came by that fashionable thing a national debt: the Dublin book trade and the Irish financial revolution -- Banking on print: the Bank of Ireland, the South Sea bubble, and the bailout -- Arachne's bowels: scatology, enlightenment, and Swift's relations with the London book trade -- Money, the great divider of the world, has, by a strange revolution, been the great uniter of a most divided people: from minting to printing in the Drapier's letters -- Devouring posterity: a modest proposal, empire, and Ireland's debt of the nation -- A mart of literature: the 1730s and the rise of a literary public sphere in Ireland -- Epilogue: a brand identity crisis in a national literature?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 268 p.
Isbn
9780801895074
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009052388
System control number
  • (OCoLC)494281653
  • (OCoLC)ocn494281653

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