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A Concise History of Wales

A Concise History of Wales

by Geraint H. Jenkins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521530717

ISBN-13: 9780521530712

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Based on historical research and debates about Wales and Welshness, this volume offers an authoritative and accessible account of the period from Neanderthal times to the opening of the Senedd, the home of the National Assembly for Wales, in 2006. Within a remarkably brief and stimulating compass, Geraint H. Jenkins explores the emergence of Wales as a nation, its

Overview

Based on historical research and debates about Wales and Welshness, this volume offers an authoritative and accessible account of the period from Neanderthal times to the opening of the Senedd, the home of the National Assembly for Wales, in 2006. Within a remarkably brief and stimulating compass, Geraint H. Jenkins explores the emergence of Wales as a nation, its changing identities and values, and the transformations its people experienced and survived throughout the centuries. In the face of seemingly overwhelming odds, the Welsh never reconciled themselves to political, social and cultural subordination, and developed ingenious ways of maintaining a distinctive sense of their otherness. The book ends with the coming of political devolution and the emergence of a greater measure of cultural pluralism. Professor Jenkins's lavishly illustrated volume provides enthralling material for scholars, students, general readers, and travellers to Wales.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521530712
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Concise Histories Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
963,829
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The earliest inhabitants; 2. The heroic age 383–1063; 3. The Anglo-Norman conquerors c.1063–1282; 4. Pestilence, rebellion and renewal c.1283–1536; 5. Early modern Wales, 1536–1776; 6. A crucible of the modern world 1776–1900; 7. Wales awakening? 1901–2006; 8. Whither Wales?; Sources of quotations; Guide to further reading; Index.

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