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The Resource A viceroy's vindication? : Sir Henry Sidney's memoir of service in Ireland, 1556-1578, edited by Ciaran Brady

A viceroy's vindication? : Sir Henry Sidney's memoir of service in Ireland, 1556-1578, edited by Ciaran Brady

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A viceroy's vindication? : Sir Henry Sidney's memoir of service in Ireland, 1556-1578
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A viceroy's vindication?
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Sir Henry Sidney's memoir of service in Ireland, 1556-1578
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ciaran Brady
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Language
eng
Summary
"Three times Viceroy, Sir Henry Sidney was a key figure in the Elizabethan conquest of Ireland. Sidney's account of his public career in Ireland, written in the winter of 1582-3, is one of the earliest political memoirs in English literature. It is unique among early memoirs in its size, richness of detail and apparent fidelity to the factual record. Composed in plain prose and consciously shorn of decoration and classical allusion, this narrative presents an individual with attitudes and preoccupations at odds with those of the zealous advocate of military conquest and religious oppression so often portrayed by historians. By exploring its emphases, omissions and deviations from the recorded sequence of events, the editor's introduction reveals a surprisingly complex set of Elizabethan perceptions and prejudices about Ireland. This memoir, last edited for publication in the mid-nineteenth century, is an essential source for the study of the English in Ireland."--BOOK JACKET
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N6I
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1529-1586
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Sidney, Henry
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index present
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non fiction
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Brady, Ciaran
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Irish narratives
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  • British
  • Ireland
  • Sidney, Henry
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A viceroy's vindication? : Sir Henry Sidney's memoir of service in Ireland, 1556-1578, edited by Ciaran Brady
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
l82002483952
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vi, 136 p.
Isbn
9781859181805
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2002483952
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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Label
A viceroy's vindication? : Sir Henry Sidney's memoir of service in Ireland, 1556-1578, edited by Ciaran Brady
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
l82002483952
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vi, 136 p.
Isbn
9781859181805
Lccn
2002483952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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