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Cornish Studies Volume 16

By Philip Payton

Cornish Studies Volume 16
Paperback, 256 pages £25.00
Published: 2008
ISBN: 9780859898362
Format: 229mm x 150mm
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Subjects: Cornish Studies, History, South-West Studies
Series: Cornish Studies

The sixteenth 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
Graham Busby, Pamela Dale, Robert Dickinson, Erik Grigg, Cheryl Hayden, Jan Lokan, Kevin Meethan, Catherine Mills, Philip Payton, Mark Stoyle, Peter Tremewan, Joanie Willett and Derek R. Williams


1. The Medieval Cornish Bible: More Evidence, Erik Grigg

2. Afterlife of an Army: The Old Cornish Regiments, 1643-44, Mark Stoyle

3. From Cornish Miner to Farmer in Nineteenth-Century South Australia: A Case Study, Jan Lokan

4. The Relief of Poverty in Cornwall, 1780-1881: From Collateral Support to Respectability, Peter Tremewan

5. 'A Cornish Voice in the Celtic Orchestra': Robert Morton Nance and the Celtic Congress of 1926, Derek R. Williams

6. A Preference for Doing Nothing or a Misplaced Focus on Men? Problematic Starting Points for Early Twentieth-Century Public Health Reform in Cornwall, Catherine Mills and Pamela Dale

7. Cultural Capital in Cornwall: Heritage and the Visitor, Graham Busby  and Kevin Meethan

8. Changing Landscapes of Difference: Representations of Cornwall in Travel Writing, 1949-2007, Robert Dickinson

9. Cornish Identity: Vague Notion or Social Fact? Joanie Willett

10. 1549 - The Rebels Shout Back, Cheryl Hayden

Review Article

11. Cornish Cases and Cornish Social History, Bernard Deacon

'The outcome and intention has been to place Cornwall squarely in new debates about the nature of "Britishness" and the territorial identities.' (Western Morning News)

'Cornish Studies is probably the only 'county' series that can legitimately claim to represent the past and present of a nation. As such it consistently provides rich material for the understanding of the British past and present as a whole, and of their impact on the wider world.' (Ronald Hutton, Professor of History, University of Bristol)

'I am deeply impressed by the Cornish Studies series. As a researcher on the construction of Englishness and its exclusivities, as well as a specialist on minority cultures, I find its contents thought-provoking and challenging. It is exceptional to find such wide-ranging and truly interdisciplinary approaches within a scholarly series. In particular, its reflexivity and self-criticism is refreshing and stimulating.' (Professor Tony Kushner, Department of History, University of Southampton)

Philip Payton is Professor of Cornish & 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 and Cornwall: A Paradoxical Patriot (UEP, 2005, paperback 2007), Making Moonta: The Invention of ‘Australia’s Little Cornwall’ (UEP, 2007) and numerous other books on Cornwall and the Cornish.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 256 pages
 229mm x 150mm

BIC Code:
  HIS015000, HIS018000
 University of Exeter Press


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