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Cornish Studies Volume 6

Edited by Philip Payton

Cornish Studies Volume 6
Paperback, 208 pages £25.00
Published: 1998
ISBN: 9780859896108
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Subjects: Cornish Studies, History, South-West Studies
Series: Cornish Studies

The sixth 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
Tony Champion, Bernard Deacon, Brian Elvins, Ron Elzey, Richard Gendall, Anthony P. Grant, Alan M. Kent, Joanna Mattingly, Emma Mitchell, Philip Payton, Glanville Price, Malcolm Smith, Matthew Spriggs, Nicholas Williams, Malcolm Williams and Peter Wills

1. Introduction

2. Genetic variation and Celtic population history, Malcolm Smith

3. The Helston Shoemakers' Gild and a possible connection with the 1549 rebellion, Joanna Mattingly

4. The Reverend Joseph Sherwood - a Cornish language will o' the wisp?, Matthew Spriggs

5. The myth of objectivity - the Cornish language and the 18th-century antiquarians, Emma Mitchell

6. Cornwall's unsung political hero - Sir John Coman Rashleigh, 1772-1874, Brian Elvins

7. A forgotten migration stream - the Cornish movement to England and Wales in the 19th century, Bernard Deacon

8. Cornwall, poverty and in-migration, Malcolm Williams and Tony Champion

9. In-migration to Newquay - migrants' lifestyles and perspectives on environments, Ron Elzey

10. Cornish regional development - evaluation, Europe and Evolution, Peter Wills

Research Notes

11. The verbs cowas, cavas and cafel in late modern Cornish, Richard Gendall

12. Indirect statement in Cornish and Breton, N.J.A. Williams

Review Articles

13. Modern Cornish in context, Glanville Price

14. Defending Kernewek Kemmyn, Anthony P. Grant

15. Lamenting loss in contemporary Cornish literature, Alan M. Kent

Book Review

'...essential reading for any 'student of Cornwall'' (Cornish Forefathers Society, April 1999)

'Cornish Studies provides a fresh, accessible and illuminating insight into the many-sided history and culture of Cornwall. The interdisciplinary and comparative approach encouraged by the editor, Philip Payton, has proved particularly rewarding and has deepened our understanding of Celtic societies in general.' (Professor Geraint H. Jenkins, Director of the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth)

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 , 208 pages

BIC Code:
  HIS015000, HIS018000, HIS054000, SOC002000
 University of Exeter Press


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