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Gillespie, Raymond

Overview
Works: 149 works in 365 publications in 1 language and 6,094 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sources  Art  Conference papers and proceedings  Chronologies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Author of introduction, Publishing director
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Most widely held works by Raymond Gillespie
Natives and newcomers : essays on the making of Irish colonial society, 1534-1641 by Ciaran Brady( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two capitals : London and Dublin, 1500-1840( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comparative analysis of the two great cities, London and Dublin, and their rise between the 16th and early 19th centuries
Devoted people : belief and religion in early modern Ireland by Raymond Gillespie( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading Ireland : print, reading, and social change in early modern Ireland by Raymond Gillespie( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating and innovative study explores the lives of people living in early modern Ireland through the books and printed ephemera which they bought, borrowed or stole from others. While the importance of books and printing in influencing the outlook of early modern people is well known, recent years have seen significant changes in our understanding of how writing and print shaped lives, and was in turn shaped by those who appropriated the written word. This book draws on this literature to shed light on the changes that took place in this unusual European society. The author finds that there, almost uniquely in Europe, a set of revolutions took place which transformed the lives of the Irish in unexpected ways, and that the rise of writing and the spread of print were central to an understanding of those changes which have previously only been understood to have been the result of conquest and colonisation. This is a book which will be read not only by those interested in the Irish past but by all those who are concerned with the impact of communications media on social change
Ireland : art into history( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonial Ulster : the settlement of East Ulster, 1600-1641 by Raymond Gillespie( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Irish book in English, 1550-1800( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The parish in medieval and early modern Ireland : community, territory and building( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The medieval manuscripts of Christ Church cathedral, Dublin( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book studies one of the most remarkable collections of medieval manuscripts in Ireland. In the popular mind the medieval archives of Ireland were all destroyed in the Four Courts fire of 1922 but this is far from the truth. From the 1170s the Augstinian cathedral priory at Christ Church in Dublin commissioned, collected and used manuscript materials in its everyday life. In the process it created an important series of codices and deeds that remained in the cathedral and so survived the Public Record Office fire. This significant assemblage of material from the twelfth-century martyrology to the sixteenth-century 'Book of Obits' reflects the changing religious, social, cultural and intellectual concerns of the world in which they were written. Each essay analyzes a manuscript and places it in its wider context."--Jacket
Irish preaching, 700-1700( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories from Gaelic Ireland : microhistories from the sixteenth-century Irish annals by Bernadette Cunningham( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This quirky, yet important book, breaks new ground in the study of Gaelic Ireland by exploiting the rich source material contained in the sixteenth-century Annals of Ulster, Annals of Connacht, the Annals of Loch Ce and the Four Masters. While attention has previously been paid to poetry in Irish as a source for the history of the 16th century, the richness of the prose sources have not been exploited by historians. The annals contain a series of short accounts of events arranged by year. The storytelling of the annalists provides the openings into the past that are the key to this book, which uses seven of their longer stories to examine, at micro level, aspects of Gaelic society that created them. The significance of each story is illuminated by reference to other contemporary evidence, including the genealogies and the poetry. The text is provided in both the original Irish with an English language translation, with extensive writings placing the passages in their historical time. -- Publisher description
Cavan : essays on the history of an Irish county( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Print culture and intellectual life in Ireland, 1660-1941 : essays in honour of Michael Adams( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charting the impact of print and publishing in shaping the ideas that formed modern Ireland, this title examines how the production, circulation and reception of books reflected Irish intellectual life
St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin : a history( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dublin is an unusual city in having two Anglican cathedrals within a few hundred yards of each other, St Patricks cathedral and the diocesan cathedral of Christ Church. This volume chronicles the history of St Patricks cathedral over the millennium of its existence, the first work to do so for almost two hundred years. It charts the impact of events such as the Reformation in the sixteenth century and disestablishment in the nineteenth century as well as chronicling the evolution of a local community through the architecture of the cathedrals buildings and the music of its worship. As such the book casts into relief not only the life of the church but also the workings of the city and the country as a whole through their turbulent histories.--from publisher description
Seventeenth-century Ireland : making Ireland modern by Raymond Gillespie( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winners and losersChapter 10: The king enjoys his own again, 1685-91; Clarendon's government; Reimagining Ireland; Reshaping Ireland; Reactions; The king enjoys his own again; The war of the two kings; Peace tactics; Epilogue: Post-war reconstruction, 1691-5; Abbreviations; References; Bibliographical Guide; Maps; Copyright; About the Author; About Gill & Macmillan
The laity and the Church of Ireland, 1000-2000 : all sorts and conditions( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of the maps of the estates of the archbishops of Dublin, 1654-1850 by Raymond Refaussé( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galway : history & society( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholar bishop : the recollections and diary of Narcissus Marsh, 1638-1696 by Narcissus Marsh( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Narcissus Marsh (1638-1713) was an English clergyman who spent his later life in Ireland, initially as Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, and ultimately as Archbishop of Armagh. Despised by Jonathan Swift for his pietism and timidity, his achievements as churchman and scholar were impressive. Marsh's recollections, begun in 1690 and continued in diary form up to 1696, are by no means the pious platitudes of a conventional seventeenth-century clergyman. With sometimes startling candour, he recounts dreams and anecdotes revealing his struggle against worldly temptations, his resolute rejection of prospective wives, and his preoccupation with science, music, and the defence of learning in the anarchic context of the Williamite revolution. The religious and political contexts are meticulously reconstructed in the editor's introduction. Transcribed from an early manuscript copy, and supplemented by correspondence and contemporary assessments, Marsh's recollections illuminate a lost spiritual world. This edition marks the tercentenary of the famous Dublin library which bears his name."--Jacket
Irish provincial cultures in the long eighteenth-century : making the middle sort : essays for Toby Barnard( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, thirteen distinguished historians of early modern Ireland recreate the lost world of those who carved out a middle position between the aristocracy and the tenantry of provincial Ireland. These essays chart the sometimes easy relationships between local and wider worlds, consider the societies that those in provincial Ireland made for themselves and document the material goods with which they adorned the places they occupied. By considering aspects of the long eighteenth century as diverse as music, wine consumption, buildings, paintings, plasterwork and print as well as the better-known subjects of the law, landlord improvement and literary patronage, this volume builds a fascinating picture of a restless society trying to adapt itself to the needs of a complex and divided world. These essays provide new insights and perspectives on a world that is usually seen through the windows of the parliament house or the episcopal palace. In doing so they reveal much about the texture of a world that is gradually coming to be understood as the fascinating and complex society that it was, in which the middling sort sought their own salvation in a vortex of political, economic and religious change."--Publisher's website
 
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Devoted people : belief and religion in early modern Ireland
Alternative Names
Gillespie, R. G.

Gillespie, R. G. (Raymond G.)

Gillespie, Raymond & Refaussé Raymond

Languages
English (139)

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Reading Ireland : print, reading, and social change in early modern IrelandIreland : art into historyThe Irish book in English, 1550-1800The parish in medieval and early modern Ireland : community, territory and buildingThe medieval manuscripts of Christ Church cathedral, DublinIrish preaching, 700-1700Stories from Gaelic Ireland : microhistories from the sixteenth-century Irish annalsCavan : essays on the history of an Irish county