Cornwall: A History: Revised And Updated Edition by Philip PaytonCornwall: A History: Revised And Updated Edition by Philip Payton

Cornwall: A History: Revised And Updated Edition

byPhilip Payton

Hardcover | February 15, 2018

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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.
Philip Payton is professor emeritus of Cornish and Australian studies at the University of Exeter and professor of history at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and the former director of the Institute of Cornish Studies at the University of E...
Title:Cornwall: A History: Revised And Updated EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:February 15, 2018Publisher:University Of Exeter PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:085989021X

ISBN - 13:9780859890212

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“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.”