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Practising the Irish enlightenment: the role of medical men in Ireland’s learned societies, 1683-1801

Abstract:

This thesis examines the neglected practice of Enlightenment in Ireland through a study of the institutional character of Ireland’s Republic of Letters. It focuses on the unique and fundamental contribution made by medical men to the life of Ireland’s learned societies. It argues that Ireland had an Enlightenment and it was Irish. It contends that medicine and medical practitioners constituted a vitally important, yet unexamined, part within it.

It suggests that Ireland exp...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Department:
Emeritus Professor of History, Magdalen
Role:
Supervisor
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2020-02-11

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