Llantrisant Revisited

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Llantrisant From Old Photographs

Author : Dean Powell
ISBN : 9781445625171
Genre : History
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A unique and charming look at the history of Llantrisant and its inhabitants, through a fascinating collection of beautiful photographs.
Category: History

Llantrisant Revisited

Author : Dean Powell
ISBN : 0752432168
Genre : Llantrisant (Wales)
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Commanding an outstanding setting on the crest of a hill, Llantrisant's splendor lies in its enchanting beauty and celebrated past. Bloodthirsty battles, pioneering acts of cremation and captured kings of England have all played a part in shaping the vibrant town, as have the generations of families who have lived and worked there. This fascinating collection of over 200 old images pays tribute to the people who have proudly called Llantrisant their home. With in-depth text, the reader is taken on a journey through the town, meeting memorable individuals on the way. Llantrisant Revisited offers a nostalgic and valuable record of the past, and will provide newcomers with an understanding of how the modern community of the area has evolved. Dean Powell's other History Press publications include Musical Rhondda, Treorchy Male Choir and Llantrisant.
Category: Llantrisant (Wales)

Arnold Wesker Revisited

Author : Reade W. Dornan
ISBN : UOM:39015032181987
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this penetrating reexamination of one of Britain's preeminent "Angry Young Men," Reade W. Dornan looks at Wesker's plays (particularly those written since 1970) from a 1990s perspective, seeking to restore balance to the critical consensus on Wesker and to underscore the important role he has played in the development of English theater. Illuminating the areas of discord between Wesker and theater circles and critics - from the internal politics of the ill-fated Centre 42, a cooperative enterprise for working-class artists, to the actors' mutiny of the 1971 Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Journalists - Dornan judiciously mixes Wesker's responses to such biases with critical commentary on the plays themselves, from characterization to the broader social issues Wesker addresses. Chronicling the influence of his Jewish background on his writing, Dornan observes that Wesker has evolved into what she calls a melancholy humanist - a shift in perspective for which a broad segment of the left-leaning literary establishment has never forgiven him. Dornan argues that Wesker has found his voice as a humanist, as a champion of individual rights and human values, while defending the causes of the dispossessed, and that it is not his political alignment so much as a Jewish humanist philosophy that shapes his thoughts. Dornan ultimately observes that, as the playwright himself has said, Wesker's plays come out of his own experience, establishing him as a thoughtful writer who has stubbornly defied being pigeonholed - be it as heir to Osborne's existential worldview or as a "socialist playwright" - to carve out his own place in the British theater.
Category: Literary Criticism

An Inventory Of The Ancient Monuments In Glamorgan Volume Iii Medieval Secular Monuments The Early Castles From The Norman Conquest To 1217

Author : Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
ISBN : 9780113000357
Genre : Social Science
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Fifty-seven castles founded in Glamorgan by 1217 are here described. These include mottes. castle-ringworks, and presumed Welsh earthworks, all without masonry, as well as sixteen masonry castles ranging from well known sites at Cardiff, Coity, and Ogmore, to the Welsh stone castle now identified at Plas Baglan. Later defensive monuments will be described in part lb. Glamorgan castles occur in unrivalled density, their study enriched by an exceptional range of works on local history and records. County borders embrace the lordships ot'Gower and Glamorgan. Most castles lie in the fertile lowlands where Norman rule was imposed. Welsh independence endured in the uplands until the mid-13th-century conquests of the Clare lords. When they inherited Glamorgan in 1217 Norman rule had survived unbroken in the lowlands from the late-11th century, if not in Gower. Profusely illustrated descriptions incorporate comprehensive historical accounts. The Introductory Survey and Sectional Preambles discuss the evidence, illustrated by maps and diagrams. Significant conclusions emerge: William the Conqueror founded Cardiff in 1081; Glacial drift provides a determinant for the segregation of mottes and castle-ringworks; Roman roads, forts, and river crossings influenced Norman settlement; Early Masonry Castles, rare in Wales, were numerous in Glamorgan. Castle of the lords of Glamorgan are of particular interest, especially Newcastle, which might be attributed to Henry II. These lords included King John (1189-1216) and leading magnates of the realm: Rufus's favourite, Robert Fitzhamon (1093-1107); Robert, earl of Gloucester, base son of Henry I (fa. 1J13-47); and later, the great Clare earls (1217-1314) and Edward II's favourite, Hugh Despenser (1317-26). Content Map of sites treated in this Part (la) of Volume IIII Chairman's Preface Report, with a List of Monuments selected by the Commissioners as most worthy of preservation List of Commissioners and Staff Authorship and Compilation Presentation of Material Introductory Survey I The Division of the material; Parts la and lb Explained II The Geographical Background III The Historical Background (1072-1217) IV The Early Castles Discussed Inventory of the Early Castles Section MO: Mottes without Masonry Section CR: Castle-Ringworks without Masonry Section UW: Unclassified, probably Welsh Castles Section VE: Vanished Early Castles Section MM: Masonry Castles Built Over Mottes Section MR: Masonry Castles built over Castle-ringworks Section EM: Early Masonry Castles Abbreviated Titles of References Map and List of Ecclesiastical Parishes, with incidence of Monuments Map and List of Civil Parishes, with incidence of Monuments Index of National Grid References for sites treated in Part la Glossary: General Glossary: Welsh Terms and Place-name Elements List of Figures, including maps and photographs General Index Alphabetical List of sites treated in Part 1 b of Volume III Map of sites treated in Part lb of Volume III
Category: Social Science

The Fantasy Literature Of England

Author : Colin N. Manlove
ISBN : 9781532677557
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this, the first book on English fantasy, Colin Manlove shows that for all its immense diversity, English fantasy can best be understood in terms of its strong national character, rather than as an international genre. Showing its development from Beowulf to Blake, the author describes English fantasy's modern growth through secondary world, metaphysical, emotive, comic, subversive, and children's fantasy. In them all England has led the world, with authors as different as Chaucer, Lewis Carroll, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Salman Rushdie.
Category: Literary Criticism

From Dust To Ashes

Author : P. Jupp
ISBN : 9780230511088
Genre : Social Science
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Seventy per cent of British families now choose cremation for their funerals, a rapid change in traditional death customs. This is the first book to investigate why cremation replaced burial. It examines the political, religious, economic and social reasons behind personal choice and sets them in a European context. This study is doubly timely with the expanding scholarly interest in death studies, and the new media interest in the British way of death.
Category: Social Science

In The Shadow Of The Pulpit

Author : M Wynn Thomas
ISBN : 9780708323427
Genre : Performing Arts
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Following a personal introduction reflecting on the significance of chapel culture to Welsh life, this study proceeds to offer a simple explanation for the general, secular reader of the origins and meaning of Welsh Nonconformity. In the main body of the work, attention is first drawn to the gradual emergence in Wales from the later eighteenth century onwards of a wealth of English creative writing about this dominant Nonconformist culture, culminating in the appearance of a hitherto unexplored body of substantial Anglophone work at the end of the nineteenth century. Then, turning to the twentieth century, the study first demonstrates the various textual strategies a powerful new generation of ‘Anglo-Welsh’ writers employed to attack and undermine this hegemonic religious culture and then examines the work of four authors (Glyn Jones, Dylan Thomas, Emyr Humphreys and Roland Mathias) in detail to demonstrate the depth and variety of the literary response over this last century to the world of the Welsh chapels. Particularly valuable features of this study are a) its demonstration of the formative influence of Welsh Nonconformity on Welsh Writing in English; b) its examination of a whole body of writing about chapel life that has hitherto been unexplored; c) its argument that central to ‘Anglo-Welsh’ literature for much of the past century has been the struggle between preacher and writer for the soul of Welsh culture; and c) its suggestion that the work of Dylan Thomas might profitably be re-read in the light of his remarkable Welsh Unitarian ancestry.
Category: Performing Arts

Un Settling The Neolithic

Author : Douglass Whitfield Bailey
ISBN : UOM:39015062591220
Genre : Social Science
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"(Un)settling the Neolithic is a radical redirection in the study of the central and east European Neolithic (6500-3500 cal BC). Attacking the essentialisms of traditional approaches to the period, the volume pushes forward with new thinking about how best to understand human existence at this time in a critical region. Containing major statements by the key authorities on the topic, (un)settling the Neolithic challenges scholars, students, excavators and teachers to think again about the fundamental conceptions with which the Neolithic has been defined since the origins of its academic study."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Social Science

The Academy

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ISBN : BSB:BSB11384274
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Car Ownership Forecasting

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ISBN : NWU:35556021335583
Genre : Automobile ownership
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Category: Automobile ownership

Language And Place Names In Wales

Author : Iwan Wmffre
ISBN : UOM:39015057013396
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This wide-ranging study takes the story of Kenneth Jackson's Language and History in Early Britain on from the 12th century to the end of the 20th century, mainly by using written and oral recordings of place-names.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

International Who S Who In Poetry 2004

Author : Europa Publications
ISBN : 1857431782
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Provides up-to-date profiles on the careers of leading and emerging poets.
Category: Literary Criticism

Built Environment

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ISBN : UOM:39015007580072
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture