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Welsh History and Culture

Here you will find a limited selection of the library's offerings related to Wales, Welsh history and Welsh culture. While most of these titles are in the circulating collection, we have included some reference works. They're indicated by a lower-case r in front of the call number.

A preliminary library catalog subject search for Wales

 

A pictorial history of revival : the outbreak of the 1904 Welsh awakening
BV3777 .W3 A33 2004x

Longest Christian revival in 20th century Wales as described in newspaper accounts and personal testimony.

 

A walk through Wales
DA731.2 .B35 1992

Three-week cross-country walk as author shares country's history, land, legend and people met along the way.

 

A new history of Wales
DA714 .B58 2000

Political, social, and economic conditions from before the Romans to the twentieth century.

 

Wales in the 21st century : an economic future
DA711.5 .W345 2000

Considers current situation and prospects for new century.

 

Owen of Wales : the end of the House of Gwynedd
DA716 .O94 C37 1991

Life and death of the last heir of the royal house of Gwynedd.

 

Castles in the air
DA738 .G7 C67 2005x

Restoring a 16th-century castle in northern Wales.

 

A history of Wales
DA714 .D3913 2007x

Overview of country's history from the Ice Age to late twentieth century.

 

The Welsh Academy encyclopaedia of Wales
rq DA734 .W457 2008x

Definitive reference volume covering all aspects of Welsh life and culture.

 

Celtic spirituality
BR794 .C45 1999

Portrays Celtic tradition through poetry, devotional texts, and homilies.

 

The age of conquest : Wales, 1063-1415
DA715 .D374 1991

Struggle to remain independent during time of conquest and English rule.

 

A history of Wales, 1906-2000
DA722 .E773 2000

Twentieth century change in Welsh life as the country (and the world) evolve.

 

Walking with the sin eater : a Celtic pilgrimage on the dragon path
BF1622 .C45 H43 2010

Spiritual memoir of author's search for friendship.

 

A concise history of Wales
DA714 .J38 2007

From prehistoric times to the twenty-first century. National identity, values, and potential.

 

The foundations of modern Wales : Wales 1642-1780
DA714 .H58 1981 vol. 4

Forces at work creating new national opportunities and potential.

 

Modern Wales : a concise history, c. 1485-1979
DA714 .J585 1984

Study of events in modern times. Useful for general readers.

 

Walking through Wales
DA731.2 .M33 1984

Chooses nine routes (ranging from four to eight days in length and usually off the beaten path) discussing attractions found along the way.

 

Rebirth of a nation : Wales, 1880-1980
DA722 .M62

A century of change. National and world influences and leading personalities.

 

A writer's house in Wales
DA711.5 .M66 2002

Search for the meaning of "Welshness" from the author's 18th century home in Wales.

 

Welsh folk-lore: a collection of the folk-tales and legends of North Wales.
r GR150 .O8 1973

Originally published in 1896, a collection of stories, charms, superstitions, divinations; animals, fairies and witches appearing frequently.

 

From shore to shore : a personal pilgrimage through Wales
DA735 .P47 2000

200 mile journey (stretching the length of Wales) discussing the land and people who have lived there

 

Welsh castles : a guide by counties
r DA737 .P48 2000

Information on all surviving Welsh castles; illustrations, glossary, and bibliography included.

 

Domestic life in Wales
DA711.5 .T53 2002

Discusses Welsh customs, traditions, and domestic culture.

 

The Welsh princes : the native rulers of Wales, 1063-1283
DA715 .T87 2002

Transformation of society and country's "ruling elite" during the period of foreign conquest.

 

Welsh History Review
rDA700.W468

Welsh History Review is published in four parts per volume, one volume every two years. The majority of the material is English but some is in Welsh. It contains academic articles and book reviews.

 

Welsh folk customs
r GR150 .O83 1974

Discusses both customs connected with seasons of the year (festivals) but also turning points in life (birth, marriage, death).

 

The Dictionary of Welsh biography down to 1940. Under the auspices of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion
r DA710.A1 B913

Covers Welsh personalities from 400-1940, not including living persons (at the time of writing.)

 

Wales; a study in geography and history
914.29 B66

Brief study of physical, historical, and economic geography; includes maps and illustrations.

 

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