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A Concise History of Wales

A Concise History of Wales

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  • Date Published: February 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521823678

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  • 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.

    • The most up-to-date and challenging account of the history of Wales
    • Written by one of the premier historians of Wales
    • Beautifully illustrated by many photographs and maps which illuminate the text
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "A Concise History of Wales has the potential to reach a readership well beyond the academic community." -Louise Miskell, H-Albion

    "Jenkins' book is a solid historical examination of Wales from the prehistoric to the present." -Kathy Callahan, World History Bulletin

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521823678
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • contains: 51 b/w illus. 12 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • British Isles, 1066-1603
    • Selected Topics in European History
    • Wales and the Welsh
  • Author

    Geraint H. Jenkins, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
    Geraint H. Jenkins is Director of the UNIVERSITY of WALES CENTRE for ADVANCED WELSH and CELTIC STUDIEs. His recent publications include The Illustrated History of the University of Wales 1893–1993 (1993), and, as editor, The Visual Culture of Wales (6 vols., 1998–2003).

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