University of Exeter Press

Cornish Studies Volume 9

    • 336 Pages

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

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

    'Cornish Studies is now a well established and highly regarded series. It inevitably focuses on Cornwall but adds an additional intellectual perspective which few local or regional journal publications possess by adopting fascinating interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to many of the themes which are considered. This lends a freshness and vitality.' (Professor Thomas M Devine, Director, Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen)
    '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 II. Jenkins, Director of the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth)
    'Cornish Studies is a wide-ranging and stimulating series. The topics which it covers relate primarily to the development of Cornish culture and society, past and present, but they are often of relevance far beyond Cornwall. It is meticulously edited to a very high standard, and beautifully produced. Its contents and format make it a most attractive and useful contribution to knowledge, accessible to the general reader as well as to the academic.' (Donald E. Meek, Professor of Celtic, University of Aberdeen)


    1. Celtic Galicia? Ancient Connections and Similarities in the Traditions, Superstitions and Folklore of the Cornish Peninsula and Galicia in Spain, Manuel Alberro

    2. Models of Memorialization: Cornwall, Ireland and Brittany Compared, Paul Cockerham

    3. A Rediscovered Cornish-English Vocabulary, Andrew Hawke

    4. The Making of a Myth: Cornish Miners in the New World in the Early Nineteenth Century, Sharron P. Schwartz

    5. The Misfortunes of the Mine: Coping with Life and Death in Nineteenth-Century Cornwall, John Rule

    6. Cornwall's Newspaper War: The Political Rivalry Between the Royal Cornwall Gazette and the West Briton, 1810-1831, Brian Elvins

    7. 'Vote Labor, and Rid South Australia of a Danger to the Purity of Our Race': The Cornish Radical Tradition in South Australia, 1900-1939, Philip Payton

    8. Cornwall: A Very Difficult Woman? A Feminist Approach to Issues of Cornish Identity, Cheryl Hayden

    9. A Question of Ethnic Identity, Philipa Aldous and Malcolm Williams

    10. Community Identity and Cyberspace: A Study of the Cornish Community, David Crowther  and Chris Carter

    Review Articles

    11. 'A Modern and Scholarly Cornish-English Dictionary': Ken George's Gerlyver Kernewek Kemmyn, N.J.A. Williams

    12. Gerlyver Sawsnek-Kernowek, Neil Kennedy

    13. Cornish Politics: Continuity and Change, Garry Tregidga

    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.