New Publication – Subscription Offer
Ulster Historical Foundation is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of a new edition of Raymond Gillespie’s Colonial Ulster: The Settlement of East Ulster 1600–1641. We would like to invite you to subscribe to this groundbreaking publication.
First published in 1985 by Cork University Press this landmark volume by Raymond Gillespie reconstructs the society of east Ulster – the counties of Antrim and Down – in the early seventeenth century. These counties formed a distinct region within Ulster and were excluded from the official scheme for the Ulster plantation. In remarkable detail – all the more impressive due to the loss of so many records of this era – the author explores demographic and economic developments, the emergence of rural and urban communities, and the tension between central government and local interests. In doing so, he reveals a fascinating picture of the strivings of both settlers and natives to establish a modus vivendi during a period of rapid change.
New edition details
This important work will be a companion volume to The Londonderry Plantation 1609–41 by T. W. Moody, republished by the Foundation in 2019.
This handsome production will reproduce the original work in facsimile, case-bound with dustjacket, and with a new Preface by the author.
- SUBSCRIPTION OFFER: £24.99 plus P&P (RRP £29.99)
- FORMAT: Hardback with dustjacket
- EXTENT: 288pp
- DIMENSIONS: 216mm x 138mm
- ISBN: 978-1-909556-93-5
Contents of the book
List of Maps
I The Physical World
II The Human Background
III The Demographic Structure
IV The Economic Structure
V Central Government and Local Interests
VI Rural Society
VII Urban Society
VIII Antrim, Down and the Wider World
A Demographic statistics
B Agricultural activity
C The business of the Court of Wards in east Ulster
D Status and literacy in rural society
E Estimates of landed wealth, c. 1635
F East Ulster MPs 1613-40
G Occupations of Belfast freemen, 1635-44
LIST of MAPS
1 Topography and land ownership
2 Origins of Scottish settlers, c. 1630, by surname
3 Distribution of denizens, 1600-35
4 Agricultural regions, c. 1600-41
5 Markets in east Ulster, 1600-40
Subscription offer - Available until 31 October
This handsome production will reproduce the original work in facsimile, case-bound with dustjacket, and with a new Preface by the author. It will be a companion volume to The Londonderry Plantation 1609–41 by T. W. Moody, republished by the Foundation in 2019.
We invite you to subscribe to this major new work. You can support the project by being a Patron, Donor or Subscriber. Your financial support will help us realise this objective, ensuring your bookcase is graced by a stylish new edition of a modern classic Irish historical title, and the community will have broader access now and into the future to a work of immense historical value.
For only £24.99 (US $34.99/€29.99) plus P&P† subscribers will have their names printed in a special list in the book; and be the first to have their copies dispatched on the day of publication.
(† Note local subscribers can collect their copies in person from the Foundation’s offices and thus save on P&P charges.)
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