The Irish Hedge School and Its Books, 1695-1831

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New in paperback, this definitive book studies the hedge schools and texts that were common in the country for over one hundred and thirty-six years. For most of that time, they worked underground due to the strictures of the Penal Laws. Impoverished parents valued this education so highly that they bartered flitches of bacon and miscawns of butter for it. Being independent of church and state they incurred the wrath of both on occasions. The state regarded their reading books as objectionable. In fact their books were an ...

The Irish Hedge School and Its Books, 1695-1831 2004, Four Courts Press

ISBN-13: 9781851828128

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The Irish Hedge School and Its Books, 1695-1831 2002, Four Courts Press Ltd, Dublin

ISBN-13: 9781851826612

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