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A concise history of Cornwall

A concise history of Cornwall

Author: Bernard Deacon
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2007.
Series: Histories of Europe.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
"Cornwall, one of Britain's most popular tourist destinations, is also one of the least well understood. In Cornwall today there is a greater recognition of Cornish identity, and the close Celtic ties with Wales and Brittany, than ever before. But its Celtic history co-exists with a thousand years of political and cultural influence from England. Imagined as both Celtic country and English country, Cornwall is a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Deacon
ISBN: 0708320325 0708320317 9780708320327 9780708320310
OCLC Number: 70764947
Description: 247 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. British Cornwall: from west Wales to Cornwall, 500-1100 --
2. Medieval Cornwall: distinctiveness and dependence, 1100-1495 --
3. Rebellious Cornwall: the turbulent centuries, 1495-1648 --
4. Industrializing Cornwall: economic and cultural transformation, 1640s-1840s --
5. Reformed Cornwall: from material to mythical difference, 1810s-1860s --
6. Post-industrial Cornwall: blending into Britain, 1870s-1914 --
7. Romanticized Cornwall: visionaries and escapists, 1880-1960 --
8. New Cornwall: population flows and policy follies, 1960-2005.
Series Title: Histories of Europe.
Other Titles: Cornwall :
Responsibility: Bernard Deacon.


Imagined as both Celtic country and English county, Cornwall is a land of contrasts. This book traces the tensions produced by its history, from an independent British kingdom through a culturally  Read more...


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'Bernard Deacon has done an excellent job in collating, condensing and analyzing this huge range of work. This is a useful and readable book dealing with often complex and conflicting issues and Read more...

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