The Resource Hope and heartbreak : a social history of Wales and the Welsh, 1776-1871, Russell Davies

Hope and heartbreak : a social history of Wales and the Welsh, 1776-1871, Russell Davies

Label
Hope and heartbreak : a social history of Wales and the Welsh, 1776-1871
Title
Hope and heartbreak
Title remainder
a social history of Wales and the Welsh, 1776-1871
Statement of responsibility
Russell Davies
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hope and Heartbreak looks in an entirely new way at the social history of Wales between the years 1776 and 1871. This innovative book challenges a large number of generally held views about Wales, and tries to offer an alternative history of the country's idiosyncrasies and contradictions. To do this a wide range of evidence is considered to present the ambitions and anxieties which drove and destroyed Welsh people." "Russell Davies's study ranges far and wide, from landlords to peasants, rich and poor, in the north and the south. Diet and housing, disease and death, rural festivals, prisons and mental hospitals, work and worries, fear and anger, love and lust, wizards and wonders, bastards and ballads and happiness and humour are only a few of the topics covered in this all-encompassing social history. The tensions beneath the facade of family life, the vigour of prostitution and pornography and the private world of the individual are investigated. Using the life experiences of individuals, Hope and Heartbreak opens up the hidden world of the people of Wales." "The book asks a range of questions which are new to Welsh history. Was Wales a land of passionless women and pure men, or were there passionate sensualists amongst the pious saints? What made the Welsh fearful, tearful, happy, lonely, self-conscious, anxious, bored, hysterical and violent? How did they behave as capitalists, colonists and conquerors? How can one make sense of their religious doubts and disputes? Did religion lead to a decline in magic? There is also a detailed examination of the joie de vivre, the forgotten humour and the unique flavour of Welsh laughter." --Book Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
942.9081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
DA722
LC item number
.D38 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Hope and heartbreak : a social history of Wales and the Welsh, 1776-1871, Russell Davies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62364565
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 559 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423740803
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b27312641
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)62364565
  • ebsco1423740807
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

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