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The Foundations of Modern Wales : Wales 1642-1780 - Geraint H. Jenkins

The Foundations of Modern Wales

Wales 1642-1780

Paperback Published: 21st January 1993
ISBN: 9780192852786
Number Of Pages: 512

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This fourth volume in the History of Wales deals comprehensively with the events between the civil war and the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution. The central theme is the development of powerful social forces which took an impoverished and sleepy nation to the threshold of unprecedented social, economic, and political change. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the book reveals how demographic growth, agrarian improvements, the development of trade and heavy industries, improved communications, the provision of educational facilities, the emergence of Dissent and Methodism, and the revival of Welsh culture influenced the making of modern Wales.

`compelling' Paul Langford, Welsh History Review

Part 1 Strife and upheaval, 1642-1660: the Civil Wars and the interregnum; propogating the Gospel. Part 2 The return to stability: the social and economic structure; the pattern of politics; religion, education and literacy; cultural and intellectual life. Part 3 The age of improvement, 1730-1780: social and economic progress; political conflict and change; the spirit of enthusiasm; cultural revival and invention.

ISBN: 9780192852786
ISBN-10: 0192852787
Series: Oxford History of Wales (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 21st January 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.34