The Making of Wales

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A superb full colour survey of the evolution of the Welsh landscape from prehistoric times to today, specifically commissioned by Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Each chapter is lavishly illustrated with colour photographs, maps and line drawings, making this an attractive and informative introduction to the turbulent history of the principality.
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Overview

A superb full colour survey of the evolution of the Welsh landscape from prehistoric times to today, specifically commissioned by Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments. Each chapter is lavishly illustrated with colour photographs, maps and line drawings, making this an attractive and informative introduction to the turbulent history of the principality.
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Historian (U. Colleges of Swansea and Aberystwyth) turned writer and broadcaster, Davies traces the human impact on the land from earliest times to the present. Weaving his narrative among mostly color illustrations, he centers each chronological chapter on an important event of the period, such as the advent of farming, the Normans, the first industrial era, and war and depression. The 1996 cloth edition was selected by the Book of the Month Club. It was published in conjunction with Cadw, the agency overseeing Welsh historical monuments. Distributed by International Publisher's Marketing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750921763
  • Publisher: Sutton Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Edition description: PBK ED
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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John Davies is a freelance writer and broadcaster.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements 5
Prologue 7
The Earliest Makers: Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Wales 10
The Makers Become Farmers: Neolithic Wales 14
The Makers Discover Metals: Early and Middle Bronze Age Wales 18
The Makers Create Fortifications: Late Bronze Age and Iron Age Wales 22
Wales and Rome: The Making of Wales from the First to the Fourth Centuries 26
Early Christian Wales: The Making of Wales from the Fifth to the Eleventh Centuries 30
The Impact of the Normans: The Making of Wales 1070-1170 36
The High Middle Ages: The Making of Wales 1170-1348 46
The Later Middle Ages: The Making of Wales 1348-1536 56
From the 'Union' to the Stuart Restoration: The Making of Wales 1536-1660 68
From Stuart Restoration to the Industrial Revolution: The Making of Wales 1660-1780 84
The First Industrial Era: The Making of Wales 1780-1850 100
The Second Industrial Era: The Making of Wales 1850-1914 116
War and Depression: The Making of Wales 1914-45 136
The Recent Past: The Making of Wales 1945-95 144
Epilogue 153
Further Reading 154
Index 156
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