Writing Wales: Welsh historians and the search for identity 1970-1997

Henderson, Lindsay (2011) Writing Wales: Welsh historians and the search for identity 1970-1997. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany. ISBN 978-3-8454-7724-4

Abstract

National identity is a topical and controversial issue in Wales, due to the complex and multiple nature of the identities that can be classified as Welsh. Correspondingly, the issue of identity has been the subject of considerable study in Wales but there remain gaps in the overall research picture. This study focuses on one: the way in which Welsh historiography has portrayed Wales and Welshness. Yet the very nature of Welsh history means that such a study must also consider the impact of England on the historiographical depictions of Wales and Welshness. This book, then, also examines the depiction of the Welsh-English relationship within Welsh national historiography and the way this, in turn, impacted on the portrayal of Wales and Welshness. This study aims to contribute to the research on Welsh identity through the analysis of this specific area of Welsh historiography. In doing so, it offers a new way of approaching the complicated issue of understanding Wales, Welshness, and the relationship between England and Wales. It should be especially useful to students and academics studying historiography, or Welsh or British history.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright 2011 by the author and Lambert Academic Publishing. Originally submitted as a thesis for a PhD in 2007 at Queensland Institute of Technology.
Depositing User: Dr Lindsay Henderson
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - No Department
Date Deposited: 21 May 2012 05:04
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2014 02:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wales; historigraphy; Welsh identity; Welsh history; Gwyn A Williams; John Davies; Wynford Vaughan-Thomas; A H Dodd; J Graham Jones; Gwynfor Evans; Welsh-English relationship
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200204 Cultural Theory
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20027

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