Wales and the French Revolution: Footsteps of Liberty and Revolt - Essays on Wales and the French Revolution

Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru

Wales and the French Revolution: Footsteps of Liberty and Revolt - Essays on Wales and the French Revolution

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ISBN: 9780708325902 
Dyddiad Cyhoeddi: 06 Ebrill 2013
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Caerdydd
Golygwyd gan Mary-Ann Constantine, Dafydd Johnston
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 234x156 mm, 352 tudalen
Iaith: Saesneg

Casgliad o ysgrifau yn archwilio'r effaith ar ddiwylliant Cymreig yn un o'r cyfnodau mwyaf cyffrous mewn hanes, sef y degawdau o boptu'r Chwyldro Ffrengig 1789.

Darparwyd yr isod gan y Cyhoeddwr:
Tabl Cynnwys:
1. Introduction: Writing the Revolution in Wales
Mary-Ann Constantine and Dafydd Johnston
2. Wales as Nowhere: the tabula rasa of the ‘Jacobin’ imagination
Caroline Franklin
3. Rousseau and Wales
Heather Williams
4. ‘Our first concern as lovers of our country must be to enlighten it’: Richard Price’s response to the French Revolution
Paul Frame and Geoffrey W. Powell
5. The Welsh in Revolutionary Paris
Mary-Ann Constantine
6. The ‘Marseillaise’ in Wales
Marion Löffler
7. The ‘Rural Voltaire’ and the ‘French madcaps’
Geraint H. Jenkins
8. Networking the nation: the bardic and correspondence networks of Wales and London in the 1790s
Cathryn A. Charnell-White
9. Radical adaptation: translations of medieval Welsh poetry in the 1790s
Dafydd Johnston
10. ‘Brave Republicans’: representing the Revolution in a Welsh interlude
Ffion Mair Jones
11. ‘A good Cambrio-Briton’: Hester Thrale Piozzi, Helen Maria Williams, and the Welsh sublime in the 1790s
Jon Mee
12. What is a national Gothic?
Murray Pittock
13. Terror, treason and tourism: the French in Pembrokeshire 1797
Hywel M. Davies
14. The voices of war: poetry from Wales 1794–1804
Elizabeth Edwards
15. The Revd William Howels (1778–1832) of Cowbridge and London: the making of an anti-radical
Stephen K. Roberts

Bywgraffiad Awdur:
Mary-Ann Constantine is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, and Dafydd Johnston is Director of the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies.

Gwybodaeth Bellach:
The late eighteenth century was one of the most exciting and unsettling periods in European history, with the shock-waves of the French Revolution rippling around the world. As this collection of essays by leading scholars shows, Wales was no exception. From political pamphlets to a Denbighshire folk-play, from bardic poetry to the remodelling of the Welsh landscape itself, responses to the revolutionary ferment of ideas took many forms. We see how Welsh poets and preachers negotiated complex London–Wales networks of patronage and even more complex issues of national and cultural loyalty; and how the landscape itself is reimagined in fiction, remodelled à la Rousseau, while it rapidly emptied as impoverished farming families emigrated to the New World. Drawing on a wealth of vibrant material in both Welsh and English, much of it unpublished, this collection marks another important contribution to ‘four nations’ criticism, and offers new insights into the tensions and flashpoints of Romantic-period Wales.