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Renaissance humanism and ethnicity before raceThe Irish and the English in the seventeenth century$
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Ian Campbell

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719088360

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719088360.001.0001

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Two Problems in the History of Irish Humanism and Ethnicity

Two Problems in the History of Irish Humanism and Ethnicity

(p.23) 1 Two Problems in the History of Irish Humanism and Ethnicity
Renaissance humanism and ethnicity before race

Ian Campbell

Manchester University Press

This chapter explains how Ireland's inhabitants encountered humanist theories about human society in their universities, focusing especially on those concepts which made up the theory of civility and barbarism This chapter also addresses the problem of how many peoples there were in seventeenth-century Ireland, arguing that there remained a meaningful distinction between Gaelic Irish and English Irish in the seventeenth century.

Keywords:   Civility, Barbarism, Universities, Gaelic Irish, English Irish

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