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Cornish Studies Volume 2

Edited by Philip Payton

Cornish Studies Volume 2
Paperback, 179 pages £25.00
Published: 1994
ISBN: 9780859894548
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Subjects: Cornish Studies, History, South-West Studies
Series: Cornish Studies

The second volume in the acclaimed paperback series . . . the only county series that can legitimately claim to represent the past and present of a nation.

Contributions by
David Cullum, Allen E. Ivey, Ronald M. James, John Lowerson, Philip Payton, Charles Penglase, Hörst Rossler, Adrian Spalding, Alys Thomas, Paul Thornton and Peter Wardley

1. Introduction

2. The Diffusion of the Hindu-Arabic Numerical System: Numeracy, Literacy, and Historical Analysis of Writing Skills in Seventeenth Century West Cornwall, David Cullum and Peter Wardley

3. Defining the Group: Nineteenth-Century Cornish on the North American Mining Frontier, Ronald M. James

4. Constantine Stonemasons in Search of Work Abroad, 1870-1900, Hoerst Rossler

5. Labour Failure and Liberal Tenacity: Radical Politics and Cornish Political Culture, 1880-1939, Philip Payton

6. Authenticity in the Revival of Cornish, Charles Penglase

7. Tourism in Cornwall: Recent Research and Current Trends, Paul Thornton

8. Celtic Tourism - Some Recent Magnets, John Lowerson

9. Cornwall's Territorial Dilemma: European Region or 'Westcountry' Sub-region?, Alys Thomas

10. Towards a Cornish Identity Theory, Allen E. Ivey

11. An Introductory Note on the Wildlife of Brittany and cornwall with Special Reference to the Lepidoptera, Adrian Spalding

'Most articles emphasize Cornish 'difference', and place it in a wider context of European cultural and territorial diversity.' (Southern History, Vol. 18, 1997)

Philip Payton is Professor of Cornish and Australian Studies in the University of Exeter and Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies at the University’s Cornwall campus. He is also the author of A.L. Rowse in Cornwall: A Paradoxical Patriot and numerous other books on Cornwall and the Cornish.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 179 pages

BIC Code:
  HIS015000, HIS018000, HIS054000
 University of Exeter Press


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