Author: Caryl Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910862995


Page: 192

View: 3975


A collection of photographs, essays and snapshots from the making of the hit TV show 'Hinterland', created by Ed Talfan and Ed Thomas. It brings together behind-the-scenes photographs from the production, together with stunning black and white photographs of the Ceredigion landscape, photographed by West Wales photographer David Wilson.

European Television Crime Drama and Beyond

Author: Kim Toft Hansen,Steven Peacock,Sue Turnbull

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319968874

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

View: 9969


This book is the first to focus on the role of European television crime drama on the international market. As a genre, the television crime drama has enjoyed a long and successful career, routinely serving as a prism from which to observe the local, national and even transnational issues that are prevalent in society. This extensive volume explores a wide range of countries, from the US to European countries such as Spain, Italy, the Scandinavian countries, Germany, England and Wales, in order to reveal the very currencies that are at work in the global production and circulation of the TV crime drama. The chapters, all written by leading television and crime fiction scholars, provide readings of crime dramas such as the Swedish-Danish The Bridge, the Welsh Hinterland, the Spanish Under Suspicion, the Italian Gomorrah, the German Tatort and the Turkish Cinayet. By examining both European texts and the ‘European-ness’ of various international dramas, this book ultimately demonstrates that transnationalism is at the very core of TV crime drama in Europe and beyond.

Central Places and Un-Central Landscapes

Political Economies and Natural Resources in the Longue Durée

Author: Giorgos Papantoniou,Athanasios Vionis

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 3038976784

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

View: 5331


This volume examines the applicability of central place theory in contemporary archaeological practice and thought in light of ongoing developments in landscape archaeology, by bringing together ‘central places’ and ‘un-central landscapes’ and by grasping diachronically the complex relation between town and country, as shaped by political economies and the availability of natural resources. Moving away from model-bounded approaches, central place theory is used more flexibly to include all the places that may have functioned as loci of economic or ideological centrality (even in a local context) in the past. Fourteen chapters examine centrality and un-central landscapes from Prehistory to the late Middle Ages in different geographical contexts, from Cyprus and the Levant, through Greece and the Balkans to Italy, France, and Germany.

Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion

Author: Thomas Lloyd,Julian Orbach,Robert Scourfield

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300101799

Category: Art

Page: 661

View: 1022


This sixth volume of the Buildings of Wales series covers two counties, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (formerly Cardiganshire) in the south-west of Wales. Like the same authors' Pembrokeshire, the volume covers an architecture still little known, hut encompassing a sweep from prehistoric chambered tombs to the high technology of the world's largest single-span glasshouse. The Buildings of Wales, founded by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-83), will, when complete, document and describe the architecture of the Principality in seven regional volumes, complementing the sister series on England, Ireland and Scotland. In each one a gazetteer details all buildings of significance from megalithic tombs and Iron Age hill-forts, via grand seventeenth-century houses to Victorian domestic extravaganzas, great industrial centres and monumental public buildings. The countryside is explored to reveal churches, chapels, farmhouses, and traces of early industry. The gazetteer is complemented by an introduction which explains the broader context and builds a complete picture of the country's architectural identity. Each work is illustrated by numerous maps, plans and photographs, completed by glossaries and indexes, and gives a comprehensive and illuminating survey of the buildings of Wales.

The Welsh Language

A History

Author: Janet Davies

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1783161299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 1533


The existence of the Welsh-language can come as a surprise to those who assume that English is the foundation language of Britain. However, J. R. R. Tolkien described Welsh as the ‘senior language of the men of Britain’. Visitors from outside Wales may be intrigued by the existence of Welsh and will want to find out how a language which has, for at least fifteen hundred years, been the closest neighbour of English, enjoys such vibrancy, bearing in mind that English has obliterated languages thousands of miles from the coasts of England.

Studies of Field Systems in the British Isles

Author: Alan R. H. Baker

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521201216

Category: Agriculture

Page: 702

View: 1382


An enormous amount of research into British field systems has been undertaken by historical geographers, economic historians and others since H. L. Gray's classic work on English Field Systems was published. Detailed local studies have been legion, generalized explanations of the origins and functioning of field systems few but influential in promoting further studies. This book both synthesises and advances our knowledge of field systems in the British Isles. An introduction by the editors outlines the sources and methods of studies of field systems. There then follow twelve chapters concerned with specific areas within the British Isles. In their own conclusion, the editors consider the problems and perspectives of field system studies in the context of the British Isles as a whole. This chapter is an attempt at generalisation in historical geography, generalization in relation to both existing models of British field systems and putative problems which only further research can resolve.

New Directions in Rural Tourism

Author: Derek R. Hall,Lesley Roberts,Morag Mitchell

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 1820


Bringing together a wide range of international case studies by way of illustration, this book provides an interdisciplinary perspective and overview of the latest conceptual thinking on, and the evolving strategic roles of rural tourism, . In doing so, it provides readily accessible material drawn from a range of environmental and cultural contexts and draws attention to the nature and interrelationships between local and global issues in rural tourism and development.