HIST 4863 The Ends of the Earth: Irish Identity Formation and Expression (Spring: 3 )
This course explores the impact of the coming of literacy and Christianity to Ireland, and how this new learning shaped identity, concepts of authority, morality, and views of the past. It explores how the newly formed literate elite readily assimilated texts and ideas from continental Europe and from the past and adapted them to local circumstances. In the process, they formed a new cultural identity for their own people, situated them within the wider contemporary world and its history, altered the way the rest of the western world looked at them.
Instructor(s): Damian Bracken
Last Updated: 06-Oct-14