Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780859898867 Published February 2014 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Cornish Studies 21

Edited by Philip Payton

Cornish Studies 21

Edited by Philip Payton

Distributed for University of Exeter Press

224 pages | 2 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2013
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780859898867 Published February 2014 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
The latest volume in this acclaimed series furthers the mission to investigate and elucidate the nature of Cornish identity, as well as to discuss its implications for society and governance in contemporary Cornwall.
“For the past twenty years, Cornish Studies has stood at the very heart of the ongoing scholarly conversation over what it means—and what is has meant—to be Cornish.  Interdisciplinary and internationalist in its approach, the series adopts a wide variety of perspectives in order to set the people of Cornwall—and the wider Cornish diaspora—in a truly global context.”—Mark Stoyle, University of Southampton 

Notes on contributors


1. Philip Payton: Cultural Entrepreneur for a Rhetorically Defined Space

Matthew Spriggs (Australian National University)

2. The Unimportance of Being Cornish in Cornwall

Bernard Deacon (Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter)

3. Adjectival and Adverbial Prefixes in Cornish

N.J.A. Williams (University College Dublin)

4. Visitations of Cornish Churches, 1281–1331

Nicholas Orme (University of Exeter)

5. The Duchy of Cornwall and the Wars of the Roses: Patronage, Politics and Power, 1453–1502

R.E. Stansfield (University of Lancaster)

6. Justifying Imperialism: English Representations of Ireland and Cornwall before and during the Civil War

James Harris (University of Exeter)

7. The Duchy of Cornwall and the Crown: Disputes and Accommodation

John Kirkhope (University of Plymouth)

8. Bishop Benson’s Vision for Truro Cathedral and Diocese: The Umbrella and the Duck

David Miller (Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter)

9. Against Taxonomy: The Fairy Families of Cornwall

Simon Young (Florence, Italy)

10. ‘Where there were two Cornishmen there was a “rastle”’: Cornish Wrestling in Latin and North America

Mike Tripp (University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth)

11. ‘The imprint of what-has-been’: Arthur Quiller-Couch, Daphne du Maurier and the writing of Castle Dor

Kirsty Bunting (Manchester Metropolitan University)

12. The Happy Chance of Jack Clemo

Luke Thompson (University of Exeter)

13. Celtic Tradition and Regional Discontent: Cornish Nationalism Revisited

Peder Clark (Birkbeck College, University of London)

14. Betjeman’s Badge: Postscript for a Pan-Celtic Nationalist

Philip Payton (Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter, and Flinders University, Australia)

Bibliography: Philip Payton

Review Quotes
Rachel Moseley, University of Warwick
“The twenty-first issue of Cornish Studies, the last under the editorship of Philip Payton, is a testament to the directions in which he has taken the series during twenty years at the helm. This ‘coming of age’ edition brings together essays by scholars from Austraila, Ireland, and Italy, as well as the UK, and continues Payton’s ongoing concern with Cornwall’s place in an international context. This contributions here speak to the genuinely interdisciplinary identity of a series that remains the definitive site for scholarship and debate about Cornish history, culture, politics, and identities.”
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