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Re-Settling Woes and Rebellions: The Role of Irelands Naturall History in the Cromwellian Era

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Re-Settling Woes and Rebellions: The Role of Irelands Naturall History in the Cromwellian Era

Fahmy, Rana (2019) Re-Settling Woes and Rebellions: The Role of Irelands Naturall History in the Cromwellian Era. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Abstract

Irelands Naturall History, written by the Dutch physician Gerard Boate, is a key document in the history of science during the seventeenth century. Yet, scholars have undermined its significance in the Cromwellian resettlement of Ireland and its influence on colonial projects under the umbrella of ‘science’ during the 1650s. The interconnections between the advancement of the new learning during a period of political turmoil that began with the Irish rebellion of 1641 raises new questions for colonial narratives. Thus, re-examining the significance of Irelands Naturall History also raises new perspectives on the meaning of science during the Cromwellian reconquest of Ireland. From its initial composition to its legacy in the eighteenth century, Irelands Naturall History is a multi-faceted work that served many purposes – from a guide to a successful plantation to a source on the improvement of the Irish landscape.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > History
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Fahmy, Rana
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:History
Date:29 April 2019
Thesis Supervisor(s):McCormick, Ted
Keywords:Early Modern Ireland, Gerard Boate, Arnold Boate, Samuel Hartlib, Hartlib Circle, Natural History, History of Science, Cromwellian Ireland
ID Code:985334
Deposited By: RANA FAHMY
Deposited On:17 Jun 2019 16:11
Last Modified:17 Jun 2019 16:11
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