Carey, Vincent

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Carey, Vincent

PERSONAL:

Education: National University of Ireland, Maynooth, B.A. (with honors), 1982, diploma in education, 1983, M.A., 1985; State University of New York, Stony Brook, Ph.D., 1991.

ADDRESSES:

Office—History Department, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, Champlain Valley Hall, Plattsburgh, NY 12901. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

State University of New York, Plattsburgh, professor of history.

WRITINGS:

EDITOR

(With Clare Carroll) Richard Beacon, Solon His Follie, or, A Politique Discourse Touching the Reformation of Common-weales Conquered, Declined or Corrupted (annotated edition), Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies (Binghamton, NY), 1996.

(With Ute Lotz-Heumann) Taking Sides? Colonial and Confessional Mentalites in Early Modern Ireland: Essays in Honour of Karl S. Bottigheimer, Four Courts Press (Portland, OR), 2003.

(With Ronald Bogdan and Elizabeth A. Walsh) Voices for Tolerance in an Age of Persecution, Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC), 2004.

NONFICTION

Surviving the Tudors: The "Wizard" Earl of Kildare and English Rule in Ireland, 1537-1586, Four Courts Press (Portland, OR), 2002.

Contributor to journals, including Irish Historical Studies.

SIDELIGHTS:

Irish studies scholar Vincent Carey is the editor of a number of volumes, including, with Clare Carroll, an annotated edition of Richard Beacon's Solon His Follie, or, A Politique Discourse Touching the Reformation of Common-weales Conquered, Declined or Corrupted. The original was published four centuries earlier in 1594, and is an allegory set in ancient Greece that Beacon dedicated to Queen Elizabeth I.

Markku Peltonen reviewed the volume in the Renaissance Quarterly, writing: "The edition contains much of value. The text is meticulously edited; the editors have traced down Beacon's numerous references to classical and Renaissance sources and have written a substantial introduction, which firmly places Beacon's work both in its contemporary political context and in its intellectual context of Renaissance political theory."

Surviving the Tudors: The "Wizard" Earl of Kildare and English Rule in Ireland, 1537-1586 is Carey's study of Gerald Fitzgerald, eleventh earl of Kildare, who escaped the destruction of the house of Kildare in 1537 by Henry VIII, who retaliated for the Kildare family's revolt against him. An aunt fled with the baby to Europe, but the "wizard" earl returned as a young man to claim the family titles and estates and to go on to become a powerful political figure. English Historical Review contributor Ciaran Brady wrote that "survival is the organizing theme of Vincent Carey's valuable, expertly researched and eminently balanced study of the earl, the first full-scale biography ever published."

With Ute Lotz-Heumann, Carey is editor of Taking Sides? Colonial and Confessional Mentalites in Early Modern Ireland: Essays in Honour of Karl S. Bottigheimer. Contributors comment on Irish history during the period from the late medieval to the eighteenth century, with two essays having as their subjects modern historians. Irish Literary Supplement contributor Sandra Hynes described the editors' introduction as "excellent" and noted that they allow individual contributors "to address the question of taking sides in Irish history while also approaching individual and group identities and mentalites."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Albion, summer, 2003, William Palmer, review of Surviving the Tudors: The "Wizard" Earl of Kildare and English Rule in Ireland, 1537-1586, p. 278.

English Historical Review, November, 2002, Ciaran Brady, review of Surviving the Tudors, p. 1261.

Irish Literary Supplement, fall, 2006, Sandra Hynes, review of Taking Sides? Colonial and Confessional Mentalites in Early Modern Ireland: Essays in Honour of Karl S. Bottigheimer, p. 4.

Journal of Ecclesiastical History, January, 2005, S.J. Connolly, review of Taking Sides?, p. 171.

Renaissance Quarterly, autumn, 1998, Markku Peltonen, review of Solon His Follie, or, A Politique Discourse Touching the Reformation of Commonweales Conquered, Declined or Corrupted, p. 1027; summer, 2003, Nicholas Canny, review of Surviving the Tudors, p. 528; winter, 2004, Mary Ann Lyons, review of Taking Sides?, p. 1545.

Utopian Studies, spring, 1998, Toby Barnard, review of Solon His Follie, or, A Politique Discourse Touching the Reformation of Common-weales Conquered, Declined or Corrupted, p. 231.

ONLINE

State University of New York Plattsburgh Web site,http://faculty.plattsburgh.edu/ (April 21, 2007), brief biography of Carey.