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A Wilder Wales

Autor David Lloyd Owen
en Limba Engleză Paperback – iun 2021
Two hundred years ago, Wales was an all but forgotten corner of England. Travelling across its remote uplands between scattered settlements was often a challenge as was entering a land close to home where few people outside its towns spoke English. It was rarely visited without good reason. A Wilder Wales introduces readers to the sheer breadth of experiences these travellers had, through extracts from 35 books, journals and periodicals, written between 1609 and 1831. These accounts, ranging from jobbing writers, to a Duke's progress, include antiquarians, historians and seekers of sublime scenery from the Wye Valley to the 'British Alps' of Mid and North Wales. A Wilder Wales highlights the astonishing transformation from a poor rural backwater to the crucible of the industrial revolution and how others saw the land and its people. These accounts describe the early days of mining, in Parys Mountain (Anglesey) and Ceredigion as well as early coal mines in Pembrokeshire and then cover the birth of metal refineries in Swansea, Merthyr and across the Valleys. As well as describing the towns, countryside and mountains, religion, customs, politics and eating and drinking are discussed, along with a more open-minded consideration about Welsh language and culture than would emerge in later accounts.
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ISBN-13: 9781913640781
ISBN-10: 1913640787
Pagini: 450
Ilustrații: 1 colour
Dimensiuni: 215 x 141 x 52 mm
Greutate: 0 kg
Ediția:New ed
Editura: Parthian Books

Descriere

David Lloyd Owen introduces us to the breadth of travellers'tales from a mysterious and absorbing country in this fascinatingcompendium.