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A Concise History of Wales
     

A Concise History of Wales

by Geraint H. Jenkins
 

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ISBN-10: 0521530717

ISBN-13: 9780521530712

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Based on the most recent historical research and current debates about Wales and Welshness, this volume offers the most up-to-date, authoritative and accessible account of the period from Neanderthal times to the opening of the Senedd, the new home of the National Assembly for Wales, in 2006. Within a remarkably brief and stimulating compass, Geraint H. Jenkins

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Based on the most recent historical research and current debates about Wales and Welshness, this volume offers the most up-to-date, authoritative and accessible account of the period from Neanderthal times to the opening of the Senedd, the new 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 robust and 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, changes which not only mark a new beginning in the nation's history but also present an exciting challenge for its resourceful people. Packed with critical analysis and striking cameos. Professor Jenkins's lavishly illustrated volume provides enthralling material for scholars, students, general readers and travellers to Wales.

About the Author:
Geraint H. Jenkins is the Director of the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies

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:
740,870
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents


List of illustrations     viii
Preface     xi
The earliest inhabitants     1
The Heroic Age, 383-1063     32
The Anglo-Norman conquerors, c. 1063-1282     63
Pestilence, rebellion and renewal, c. 1283-1536     96
Early modern Wales, 1536-1776     131
A crucible of the modern world, 1776-1900     173
Wales awakening? 1901-2006     227
Whither Wales?     301
Sources of quotations     307
Guide to further reading     322
Index     339

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