R.J. Hunter occupied a unique place among historians of early modern Ireland – a highly respected scholar, much loved by his students and fellow academics. This volume brings together a selection of his finest essays: the more significant scholarly works which primarily reflect his interest in the Ulster Plantation and includes articles
on the progress of urbanisation and the social and economic impacts of these momentous times. Other essays are case studies of the Plantation in particular areas, through the exploration of the part played by key individuals, and involve a strong sense of material culture and the physicality of cultural engagement. Included in this volume are nineteen essays of substance that Hunter produced over a 40-year period from 1964. They have been arranged thematically rather than chronologically; they cover eight counties in historic pre-partition Ulster. Included also is a cluster of articles on the print trade, focused on Dublin.
Other essays are case studies of the Plantation in particular areas, through the exploration of the part played by key individuals, and involve a strong sense of material culture and the physicality of cultural engagement.
Please note, this book was first published by in 2012 as Ulster Transformed c. 1590–1641: Essays on Plantation and Print Culture
Ulster Transformed: Plantation in early modern Ireland c.1590–1641 constitutes one of the five volumes in the R.J. Hunter collection. Other titles in this collection are:
- Strabane Barony during the Ulster Plantation 1607-1641
- The Ulster Plantation in Armagh and Cavan 1608-41
- 'Men and Arms': The Ulster Settlers, c. 1630
- The Ulster Port Books 1612-15