The emergence of a British Atlantic county
Kerry’s coastal location within the north-western corner of the north Atlantic positioned it strategically within a wider sphere of unparalleled discovery, migration and demographic upheaval, trade and commerce, and cultural interchange during the period 1600 to 1730. Viewed from a British Atlantic perspective, this study locates early modern Kerry within a transformative context of change.
Marc Caball is an associate professor at UCD School of History. He has published widely on early modern cultural history including Poets and politics: reaction and continuity in Irish poetry, 1558–1625 (Cork, 1998).