Subject Area: Wales and Welsh: All Subjects

Account Book for the Borough of Swansea, Wales, 1640-1660 a Study in Local Administration During the Civil War and Interregnum
1990 0-88946-480-4


Agweddau Ar Dwf Piwritaniaeth Yng Nghymru Yn Yr Ail Ganrif Ar Bymtheg
1992 0-7734-9452-9
This is a collection of essays in Welsh on the history of Puritanism in 17th century Wales. The contributors examine the pioneering work of John Penry; the Established Church and Puritan development; Welsh Puritan emigrants and their activity in America; the careers of early Puritan leaders - William Erbery, Morgan Llwyd, Walter Cradock, Richard Jones, and Stephen Hughes. A new interpretation is offered of the Act for the Propagation of the Gospel and Welsh culture. It should appeal to all those interested in the contributions of Puritanism to religious and social development in Wales in the `Century of Revolution.' In Welsh throughout.

Astudiaeth O Fywyd a Gwaith Siâms Dwnn (c. 1570-C.1660), Cywyddwr O Fetws Cedewain Yn Sir Drefaldwyn Vol. 1
2005 0-7734-6153-1
This 4-volume study of the poetry of Siâms Dwnn, son of the heralidc bard Lewys Dwnn (ob. c. 1616), contains a wealth of new material relating to the gentry of Montgomeryshire in particular, during the first half of the seventeenth century – many of their houses are depicted in a series of photographs, prints and pictures (The significance of the Battle of Montgomery (1644) is also discussed in an Appendix). The poet himself seems to have belonged to the same stock as his great contemporary, John Donne, Dean of St. Paul’s.

Astudiaeth O Fywyd a Gwaith Siâms Dwnn (c. 1570-C.1660), Cywyddwr O Fetws Cedewain Yn Sir Drefaldwyn Vol. 2
2005 0-7734-6159-0
This 4-volume study of the poetry of Siâms Dwnn, son of the heralidc bard Lewys Dwnn (ob. c. 1616), contains a wealth of new material relating to the gentry of Montgomeryshire in particular, during the first half of the seventeenth century – many of their houses are depicted in a series of photographs, prints and pictures (The significance of the Battle of Montgomery (1644) is also discussed in an Appendix). The poet himself seems to have belonged to the same stock as his great contemporary, John Donne, Dean of St. Paul’s.

Astudiaeth O Fywyd a Gwaith Siâms Dwnn (c. 1570-C.1660), Cywyddwr O Fetws Cedewain Yn Sir Drefaldwyn Vol. 3
2005 0-7734-6157-4
This 4-volume study of the poetry of Siâms Dwnn, son of the heralidc bard Lewys Dwnn (ob. c. 1616), contains a wealth of new material relating to the gentry of Montgomeryshire in particular, during the first half of the seventeenth century – many of their houses are depicted in a series of photographs, prints and pictures (The significance of the Battle of Montgomery (1644) is also discussed in an Appendix). The poet himself seems to have belonged to the same stock as his great contemporary, John Donne, Dean of St. Paul’s.

Astudiaeth O Fywyd a Gwaith Siâms Dwnn (c. 1570-C.1660), Cywyddwr O Fetws Cedewain Yn Sir Drefaldwyn Vol. 4
2005 0-7734-6155-8
This 4-volume study of the poetry of Siâms Dwnn, son of the heralidc bard Lewys Dwnn (ob. c. 1616), contains a wealth of new material relating to the gentry of Montgomeryshire in particular, during the first half of the seventeenth century – many of their houses are depicted in a series of photographs, prints and pictures (The significance of the Battle of Montgomery (1644) is also discussed in an Appendix). The poet himself seems to have belonged to the same stock as his great contemporary, John Donne, Dean of St. Paul’s.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Medical Travel Authors : England and Wales
2010 0-7734-3687-1
The collection is a wide-ranging reference guide. The six volumes are made up of one-paragraph biographies of medical travel authors drawn from all peoples and regions of the world. The authors are included because they have published a book of travel or have left significant material of book potential. Some space is given to travellers from abroad into the region represented by the volume.

Celtic Literature of Defeat. An Extraordinary Assortment of Irregularities
1993 0-7734-9332-8
This book attempts to define a genre, called the literature of defeat, in a context made up of its various historical geneses, characteristic style, individual forms, sustaining symbols and motifs, prevailing themes, and relationship to the mainstream. Its existence seems dependent first of all upon the historical circumstance of a military defeat or civil violation of a culture, and the withdrawal of that culture into itself as a way of life, a set of attitudes, a manner of visualizing things. This study also maintains that the literature of defeat is the chief mode of the insular Celts, who never suffered their defeat and occupation by the English gracefully; but carried with them into their secret places their icons and signs and sacraments, all of which shaped their visual art and writings. This book is an account of the writings, past and present, in Wales and Ireland.

Court Poet in Medieval Wales
1997 0-7734-8634-8
This comparative study examines the resemblances and dissimilarities between the court poets of the Welsh princes (c. 1100-1282) from both their own predecessors, immediate and remote, and the other court poets of ancient and medieval Europe. These are examined in the light of the cultural and social circumstances in Wales during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The study examines the work of the most significant members of this school of poets in its several genres (the celebratory ode, the elegy, etc) and details the characteristic features of its metres and style.

Creating an Education System for England and Wales
1992 0-7734-9528-2
This book is a re-creation of the two magnificent parliamentary dramas that forged the educational future for the populace of England and Wales. In 1870 and 1902 Education Bills were before the British Parliament designed to create a unique system of education. They provoked deputations and letters of protest, mass rallies and heated exchanges. Surviving clauses affected more people more profoundly than almost any comparable legislation in the history of the nation. Controversial clauses precipitated two battles in the House of Commons, and drew contributions from politicians including Gladstone, Forster, Russell, Lowe, Shaftesbury, Norfolk, Chamberlain, Balfour, Campbell-Bannerman, Asquith, Lloyd-George, Rosebery, Churchill, and more.

Days of Visitation a Practical and Statistical Study of the Parishes of the Dioceses of Swansea and Brecon Based on the Returns to the Visitation Questionnaires of Bishop Vaughan
1990 0-88946-065-5
A vast amount of valuable information concerning life of the Church in Wales, as represented by the dioceses of Swansea and Brecon. The work relates to sixty of the almost one hundred parishes of the diocese.

George Whitefield and Welsh Calvinistic Methodism
1996 0-7734-8758-1
This study deals with the Welsh revival movement of the 18th century and the remarkable way that George Whitefield fitted into it. He was a Calvinist who believed that one could be both a Methodist and a Calvinist. The leaders of the Welsh revival were also Calvinistic and welcomed him. The book traces the beginnings and development of the movement, carrying it up to the present day and showing changes in beliefs. A pocket of Welsh immigrants brought this church to America in upstate New York where it later (in the 20's) united with the Presbyterians.

Giants of Wales- Cewri Cymru
1993 0-7734-9368-9
A collection and discussion of the literary, place-name and archaeological materials concerning giants in Wales and the Marches, the text includes three basic registers: 1) tales and materials about place-names containing Welsh cawr or cewri, or English giant; 2) tales and materials for place-names with associated giant traditions; 3) tales and material associated with personal names of giants. The preface includes a discussion of the linguistic, inscriptional and literary materials of Gaulish cavar and a description of the Welsh materials. There is also a new text and translation of Sion Dafydd Rhys's 34 folio chapter on giants from his 16th-century prose defence of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia. National Grid and Cantref/Shire cross-indexes to all primary and secondary place-names in the study have been provided, and a Stith Thompson motif-index for Welsh giants. There is also an additional appendix to the Gaulish materials, and a full list of abbreviations, bibliography, and index.

Historical and Cultural Connections and Parallels Between Wales and Australia
1991 0-7734-9716-1
At the same time that international political, economic and power shifts have forced Australia to look inward to itself rather than outward to others for solutions and decisions, the Australian people themselves have begun to re-write their history in their own terms and to ponder seriously their future role in the world. "Wales and Australia: A Symposium" is the first symposium organized by the Centre for Australian Studies in Wales at St David's University College. Four of the papers included in this book were presented by people based in Wales, two by Australians. All papers, ranging through migration, historiography, broadcasting and mining, sought to establish historical and cultural connections between Wales and Australia. The papers presented have been enlarged and edited for publication in this form.

Homage to Dafydd Ap Gwilym
1993 0-7734-9318-2
This collection of twenty-three poems translated into English verse reflects the wit and humour as well as the versatility of this great Welsh poet. He was a master of both the Welsh language and the prosody of his time, remarkable for the number of poems he wrote on nature and love.

John Wesley in Wales, 1739-1790. Lions and Lambs
1994 0-7734-9397-2
Highlights the value of Wesley's experiences in Wales, beginning Oct. 15, 1739 and continuing intermittently though August 21, 1790, using Wesley's thoughts and observations through his letters, journals, and diaries.

Life and Work of Owen Thomas 1812 - 1891. A Welsh Preacher in Liverpool
1991 0-7734-9710-2
This biography gives an interesting account of not only the Calvinistic Methodist minister and biographer but a detailed account of the religious life of Victorian Wales, the emphasis on preaching and the enthusiasm that surrounded the temperance, missionary, and allied movements. Dr. Rees has used the letters which Thomas' grandson Saunders Lewis had preserved to give a profound and interesting account of one of the most outstanding authorities on the history and development of Welsh preaching. This biography will introduce Dr. Owen Thomas to a wider circle of scholars who have not been able to appreciate his contribution as all his published works were in the Welsh language.

Life Histories of Five Contemporary Welsh Women Artists. The Interweaving of Art Into Living and Living Into Art
2012 0-7734-2667-1
Collet examines how various women artists have contributed to the artistic and cultural identity of Wales. Often overlooked, these female artists have played an enormous role but have rarely been given credit for their achievements. She notes that there is a growing literature on the topic of women in art that claims women were not always excluded from artistic representation, but that this is a recent development. Also, the book discusses problems women face that impede or contribute to their artistic drive like motherhood and family responsibilities.

O Fanc Y Spite Atgofion Am Gapel
1996 0-7734-8654-2
With 46 pages of photos. In Welsh

Overview of Welsh Poetry Before the Norman Conquest
1996 0-7734-8859-6
This is the first general study of the earliest poetry in Wales, much of which is attributed to the legendary bards Taliesin, Aneirin, and Llywarch Hen, and some of which even deals with those legendary figures Myrddin (Merlin) and Arthur. It also argues that it had a far greater influence on Anglo-Saxon poetry than most scholars have recognized. Finally, it chronicles a clear and major shift in the way the English are viewed by the Welsh. The English turned from being one enemy among many to the agents of all ruin and loss. By the time of the Llywarch Hen and Heledd cycles, the metaphors of the next thousand years of Welsh poetry are established.

Phonetic Regularity in Welsh Poetry
2004 0-7734-6377-1
Traditional Welsh poetry has been marked by patterns of correspondences among sounds in alliterations and rhyme. Ostensibly, these correspondences have depended upon precise phonetic matches following prescribed patterns. However, throughout the history of Welsh literature, there have been apparent lapses and exceptions to this phonetic regularity. This work proposes that these apparent phonetic irregularities in the history of Welsh literature derive not from the actual acoustic phonetic perceptions of the poets and reciters, but rather from the manner in which we have described the sounds themselves as letters or as phonetic segments. This work is of importance not only to Welsh and Celtic Studies in general, but also to phonetics, linguistics, and poetics.

Plight of Three Celtic Languages - Welsh, Irish, and Gaelic. What Can Be Done to Rescue Them?
2011 0-7734-3639-1
This study examines the current situation of the Celtic languages in Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It demonstrates how, over a significant period of time, they shifted under pressure from the domination of English from monolingualism to bilingualism.

Pupil Teachers and Their Professional Training in Pupil-Teacher Centres in England and Wales, 1870-1914
2002 0-7734-6910-9
Based on new detailed archive and documentary analysis and upon the results of an extensive national survey, this study recovers the phenomenon of the late 19th- and early 20th-century pupil-teacher centre from neglect or misrepresentation. Traditionally, the decline of pupil-teaching and the corresponding rise of an exclusively college-based system has been celebrated as a progressive move. This study contends that this straightforward dichotomous picture is misleading. A fundamental re-evaluation of the later phase of the pupil-teacher era, when preparation was largely given in specialized pupil-teacher centres, helps rectify this distortion.

Quaker Women Prophets in England and Wales 1650-1700
2000 0-7734-7518-4
This study covers the formative and troubled years of earliest Quakerism in England and Wales, with some reference to emigration to America. Women were active to a remarkable degree in the sects of this time. This study concentrates on their contribution, including chapters on women’s modes of prophecying, preaching and witnessing, and patterns of change in the religious group, especially as these impinged on the freedoms of women.

Studies on Middle Welsh Literature
1992 0-7734-9641-6
Vernacular prose, both as medium for record and instruction and as means of entertainment, appears in a written form at an early period of Welsh literary history. It was an amalgam of native features with sources and analogues in traditional Celtic literature, and of borrowings and influences from the broader stream of European culture -- Old French epics and chanson de geste texts, as well as Latin literature. This collection of essays look at ways in which the so-called native tales, now called mabinogion, have become literary stories.

Violence and Vengeance in Middle Welsh and Middle English Narrative. Owein and Ywain and Gawain
2009 0-7734-4658-3
This study examines the presence and extent of legal and feud elements in the Middle Welsh Owein and the Middle English Ywain and Gawain. The anonymous English author of Ywain and Gawain expresses sentiments of a feud culture, especially the sanctity of the spoken vow. The process of feud and the concern for honor, along with the sentiment of reciprocity and exchange which inform them, are so integral to the cultures which produced Owein and Ywain and Gawain that familiarity with this mentalité is essential to fully appreciate and understand the literature.

Vowel Length in Welsh Monosyllables, Its Interrelation with Irish and Other Related Problems: An Acoustic Study and Its Didactic Implications
2017 1-4955-0547-2
A pioneering work for the study of Welsh phonology and related typological implications. The authors resolve long-discussed contradictory assumptions and also convincingly decline claims of vowel contrast.

Welsh Noblewomen in the Thirteenth Century. An Historical Study of Medieval Welsh Law and Gender Roles
2009 0-7734-4672-9
Analyzes the role of Welsh noblewomen thirteenth-century Welsh history. It discusses their absence from this history until recently and examines several outstanding Welsh noblewomen. The women studied include the mothers, wives and daughters of the native Welsh rulers of Gwynedd as well as noblewomen from northern Powys, Cydewain, and Ceredigion. This book contains twelve color photographs.

Welsh Phonetics
2001 0-7734-7603-2