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Cambridge Concise Histories : A Concise History of Wales - Geraint H. Jenkins

Cambridge Concise Histories

A Concise History of Wales


Published: 1st January 2007
For Ages: 16+ years old
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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 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.

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

List of illustrationsp. viii
Prefacep. xi
The earliest inhabitantsp. 1
The Heroic Age, 383-1063p. 32
The Anglo-Norman conquerors, c. 1063-1282p. 63
Pestilence, rebellion and renewal, c. 1283-1536p. 96
Early modern Wales, 1536-1776p. 131
A crucible of the modern world, 1776-1900p. 173
Wales awakening? 1901-2006p. 227
Whither Wales?p. 301
Sources of quotationsp. 307
Guide to further readingp. 322
Indexp. 339
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ISBN: 9780521823678
ISBN-10: 0521823676
Series: Cambridge Concise Histories
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 16+ years old
For Grades: 11+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st January 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.56