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Welsh and the Medieval World : Travel, Migration and Exile - 1 (Paperback)

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How did the Welsh travel beyond their geographical borders in the Middle Ages? What did they do, what did they take with them, and what did they bring back?
The first book to study the medieval Welsh on the move, The Welsh and the Medieval World offers a multidisciplinary entry point into Welsh migration and showcases a bold new generation of Welsh historians. Edited by historian Patricia Skinner, this book is an exploration of identity within and outside the Welsh territories. Deep considerations of the Welsh abroad draw upon wider concepts of nationhood, diaspora, and colonization; economic migration; gender relations; and the pursuit of educational, religious, and cultural opportunities. Contributors ask whether there is anything specifically “Welsh” about the experiences of medieval migrants and correspondents, and they study how these medieval experiences contribute to the broader history of emigration and exchange.
Examining archaeological, historical, and literary evidence together, The Welsh and the Medieval World enables a better understanding of the ways in which people from Wales interacted with and understood their near and distant neighbours.
Number of Pages: 338 p. ;
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Emigration + Immigration, Europe
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Book theme: Great Britain
Language: English
Street Date: May 15, 2018
TCIN: 53650360
UPC: 9781786831897
Item Number (DPCI): 248-77-5529
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