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1st Edition

A History of Modern Wales 1536-1990

ISBN 9780582489257
Published December 9, 1991 by Routledge
464 Pages

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Book Description

Rich in detail but vigorous, authoritative and unsentimental, A History of Modern Wales is a comprehensive and unromanticised examination of Wales as it was and is. It stresses both the long-term continuities in Welsh history, and also the significant regional differences within the principality.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory: Which Wales?  Part 1: Welsh society.  2. Early modern society.  3. Yr uchelwyr: the Welsh gentry
Part 2: Church and State 1536-1800.  5. The State.  6. The seventeenth century crisis.  8. Religion and revivalism 1680-1780.  9. Welsh politics in the eighteenth century.  Part 3: Industry and nonconformity.  10. The nonconformist triumph 1780-1860.  11. The coming of industry.  12. Consequences.  13. The politics of protest 1790-1860.  14. The old order.  Part 4: Modern Wales.  15. Inventing a nation: Wales 1840-1880.  16. Liberal Wales 1886-1920.  17. 'Red Wales' - the socialist tradition.  18. Economy and society 1920-1990.  19. A nation once again?
20. Historical writing in Wales.  Maps.  Index.

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