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Inconveniencing the Irish: Custom, Allegory, and the Common Law in Spenser's Ireland

Bradin Cormack

in A Power to Do Justice: Jurisdiction, English Literature, and the Rise of Common Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226116242
eISBN:
9780226116259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226116259.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Focusing on late Elizabethan England, this chapter analyzes Books 5 and 6 of Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene (1596) in light of the Elizabethan attempts to imagine in colonial Ireland a place for ... More


“Nobody Owns”: , Tenancy, and Property Law

Andrew Gibson

in Joyce and the Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054742
eISBN:
9780813053301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054742.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This essay analyzes scenes from Ulysses alongside the legal regimes governing tenancy in 1904 Ireland. Summarizing the historical conflict between Brehon law and colonial versions of tenancy, Gibson ... More


From ‘Custom is King’ to ‘Custom is a Metal’: The Early Modern Afterlife of Ancient Scythian Culture

Galena Hashhozheva

in Beyond Greece and Rome: Reading the Ancient Near East in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198767114
eISBN:
9780191821301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767114.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

In early modernity, the ancient Scythians were mostly the subject of ethnographic tales that delighted audiences with their exoticism and barbarity. Yet in an exceptional development, one ... More


‘The big fish and the little fellow’: Property and territory on Lough and River Foyle

Peter Leary

in Unapproved Routes: Histories of the Irish Border, 1922–1972

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198778578
eISBN:
9780191823886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778578.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The backstory to the establishment of the Foyle Fisheries Commission by joint legislation of both Irish parliaments in 1952 was a conflict over salmon fishing on the Lough and River Foyle. For most ... More


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