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Modern Wales : A Concise History - Gareth Elwyn Jones

Modern Wales

A Concise History

Paperback Published: 13th March 1995
ISBN: 9780521469456
Number Of Pages: 396

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This is a second edition of Gareth Elwyn Jones's highly-regarded survey of the history of Wales in modern times, first published in 1984. It explores first a pre-industrial society, dominated by the landed gentry, and goes on to discuss the legacy of the Industrial Revolution. It was industrialisation which transformed the face and fortune of Wales as well as its place in British society. In both main sections of the book the author gives due attention to the economic and social structure before investigating administrative, political, religious and educational developments. The new edition contains fully updated reference material and a new final chapter.

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"...a first-rate study which combines the virtues of clarity, judicious selectivity and overall objectivity with the social and economic perspectives of the 'new' history." History "...a clear, crisp and thoroughly sensible narrative which will prove a real boon to students and general readers." The Times Literary Supplement

Preface
Preface to the second edition
Map 1
Map 2
1485-1780
The economy
Society
Local government and the state
Political power and central control
Religion
Education
1780-1979
The economy
Society
Government, politics and protest
Religion and education
Conclusion
Since 1979
Another millennium?
Illustrative documents
A note on further study
Index
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ISBN: 9780521469456
ISBN-10: 0521469457
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 13th March 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 13.89  x 2.97
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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