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Claiming Cambria : invoking the Welsh in the romantic era

Author: Shawna Lichtenwalner
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the role of history in the construction of communal, culturally based identities. Working with the dynamic period of the Romantic era, the author traces variant attitudes toward history that enabled writers to cast Wales and the Welsh into specific cultural roles. During this time, when the validity of maintaining that the Welsh had a right to retain their identity as a culturally distinct people
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shawna Lichtenwalner
ISBN: 9780874130218 0874130212
OCLC Number: 175289935
Description: 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Translating the Past --
1. Invention as Recovery: James Macpherson and the Works of Ossian --
2. Textual Fidelity and Critical Failure: The Case of Evan Evans --
II. Culture as Artifact --
3. Memorializing the Welsh: Nostalgia and Incorporation in the Work of Thomas Gray and Robert Southey --
4. Cultural Tourism: Identity as Local Color --
III. Performing Culture --
5. Creating Cambria Anew: Welsh Societies, Iolo Morganwg, and the Druid Re-imagined --
6. Cambria Reawakened: Eisteddfodau, Poetry, and the Celebration of Culture.
Responsibility: Shawna Lichtenwalner.
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