Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780859890274 Will Publish December 2017 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780859890212 Will Publish December 2017 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Cornwall: A History

Revised and Updated Edition

Philip Payton

Cornwall: A History

Philip Payton

Distributed for University of Exeter Press

352 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780859890274 Will Publish December 2017 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780859890212 Will Publish December 2017 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Philip Payton’s classic history of Cornwall, first published in 1996, is brought into the twenty-first century in this revised and updated edition from University of Exeter Press. Cornwall: A History begins with the region’s geology and prehistory, moving through Celtic times to the creation of the kingdom of Kernow and its relationship with neighboring England. Payton examines the political accommodation of medieval Cornwall by the expanding English state as well as the flowering in the middle ages of literature in the Cornish language. He explores resistance to English intrusion, in the rebellions of 1497 and 1549 and in the Civil War, and Cornwall’s role in the subsequent expansion of Britain’s global influence and industry, and concludes with a consideration of the nature of twenty-first century Cornwall.
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Christopher Williams, Cardiff University
“It is a key text for anyone working on the history of the Celtic nations, peoples, and languages and a very valuable addition to the literature on modern British and Irish history, especially given the increasing tendency to adopt a ‘four nations’ approach investigating the multiple national and ethnic cultures of the British Isles. As Cornish studies has seen such significant expansion in terms of research outputs and new perspectives in recent years I am sure a new edition that could take these things into account would be extremely valuable.”
 
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