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

Paperback | March 31, 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:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:March 31, 2018Publisher:University Of Exeter PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0859890279

ISBN - 13:9780859890274

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Table of Contents

Map of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Chapter One Ancient stones
Chapter Two Ancient peoples
Chapter Three The mystery of the Celts
Chapter Four From Dumnonia to Cornubia
Chapter Five Anglia et Cornubia
Chapter Six ‘We Utterly Refuse … This New English’
Chapter Seven ‘There is Much Danger in a Cornish Hugg’
Chapter Eight ‘The Large Continent of Cornwall’
Chapter Nine ‘So Many Brilliant Ornaments’
Chapter Ten ‘If You Haven’t Been to Moonta’
Chapter Eleven Re-Inventing Kernow
Chapter Twelve Whither Cornwall?
Select Bibliography
Notes and References

Editorial Reviews

“Philip Payton is the leader of a new generation of historians exploring Cornwall’s ambivalent position within the English state, and questioning the view of Cornwall as ‘just another English county’.  In this book he argues the case for the Cornish as a separate Celtic people, fully deserving a history of their own, and amply succeeds in his stated aim of bringing that history to the widest possible audience.”