William Salesbury

Author: R. Brinley Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 72

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An introduction to the life and work of William Salesbury (c.1520-1584), a scholar and translator of the New Testament into Welsh.
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The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature

Author: Geraint Evans,Helen Fulton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107106761

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 550

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This book is a comprehensive single-volume history of literature in the two major languages of Wales from post-Roman to post-devolution Britain.
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Authority and Subjugation in Writing of Medieval Wales

Author: R. Kennedy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230614930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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The conquest of Wales by the medieval English throne produced a fiercely contested territory, both militarily and culturally. Wales was left fissured by frontiers of language, jurisdiction and loyalty - a reluctant meeting place of literary traditions and political cultures. But the profound consequences of this first colonial adventure on the development of medieval English culture have been disregarded. In setting English figurations of Wales against the contrasted representations of the Welsh language tradition, this volume seeks to reverse this neglect, insisting on the crucial importance of the English experience in Wales for any understanding of the literary cultures of medieval England and medieval Britain.
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Writing Wales, from the Renaissance to Romanticism

Author: Stewart Mottram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134788290

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Writing Wales explores representations of Wales in English and Welsh literatures written across a broad sweep of history, from the union of Wales with England in 1536 to the beginnings of its industrialization at the turn of the nineteenth century. The collection offers a timely contribution to the current devolutionary energies that are transforming the study of British literatures today, and it builds on recent work on Wales in Renaissance, eighteenth-century, and Romantic literary studies. What is unique about Writing Wales is that it cuts across these period divisions to enable readers for the first time to chart the development of literary treatments of Wales across three of the most tumultuous centuries in the history of British state-formation. Writing Wales explores how these period divisions have helped shape scholarly treatments of Wales, and it asks if we should continue to reinforce such period divisions, or else reconfigure our approach to Wales' literary past. The essays collected here reflect the full 300-year time span of the volume and explore writers canonical and non-canonical alike: George Peele, Michael Drayton, Henry Vaughan, Katherine Philips, and John Dyer here feature alongside other lesser-known authors. The collection showcases the wide variety of literary representations of Wales, and it explores relationships between the perception of Wales in literature and the realities of its role on the British political stage.
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Music in Welsh Culture Before 1650

A Study of the Principal Sources

Author: Sally Harper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351557254

Category: Music

Page: 462

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Music in Wales has long been a neglected area. Scholars have been deterred both by the need for a knowledge of the Welsh language, and by the fact that an oral tradition in Wales persisted far later than in other parts of Britain, resulting in a limited number of sources with conventional notation. Sally Harper provides the first serious study of Welsh music before 1650 and draws on a wide range of sources in Welsh, Latin and English to illuminate early musical practice. This book challenges and refutes two widely held assumptions - that music in Wales before 1650 is impoverished and elusive, and that the extant sources are too obscure and fragmentary to warrant serious study. Harper demonstrates that there is a far wider body of source material than is generally realized, comprising liturgical manuscripts, archival materials, chronicles and retrospective histories, inventories of pieces and players, vernacular poetry and treatises. This book examines three principal areas: the unique tradition of cerdd dant (literally 'the music of the string') for harp and crwth; the Latin liturgy in Wales and its embellishment, and 'Anglicised' sacred and secular materials from c.1580, which show Welsh music mirroring English practice. Taken together, the primary material presented in this book bears witness to a flourishing and distinctive musical tradition of considerable cultural significance, aspects of which have an important impact on wider musical practice beyond Wales.
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Religion and National Identity

Wales and Scotland C.1700-2000

Author: Robert Pope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 355

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A comprehensive collection of scholarly essays by fourteen contributors exploring the growth of national identity in Wales and Scotland as expressed through the Christian faith, 1730-1930. First published in May 2005.
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The reformation in Britain and Ireland

an introduction

Author: Ian Hazlett

Publisher: T&T Clark Int'l

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 241

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This welcome survey breaks new ground by presenting a balanced and up-to-date account of the parallel Reformation experiences in the nations of the entire British Isles. Departing from the traditional preoccupation with the English or Scottish Reformations, the book compares and contrasts long-term developments and reactions in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, and places them in their broader European context. While tracing the various courses of religious change, controversy and resistance in the four neighbouring countries, Ian Hazlett also offers incisive assessments of modern research developments, setting his account against the backdrop of the changing ways of writing history, especially Church and Reformation history. The result is a book that will not only be of great value to students and the new generation of scholars in the field, but will also provide convenient and reliable access to the subject for anyone with an interest in this turbulent period of religious and intellectual history. Book jacket.
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