This revealing volume sheds new light on the Renaissance in Ireland, Wales and Scotland. A revealing look at the Renaissance in Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Written by leading scholars in the field. Covers a wide range of topics, such as the printing press and book trade in Reformation Scotland, and the debate between the 'old' and the 'new' in Welsh poetry. Shows that the Celtic countries were an integral part of the wider European Renaissance. Demonstrates how Celtic writers, scholars and patrons contributed to the cultural developments of the period.