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The Welsh Spirit of Gwent

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The Welsh Spirit of Gwent by Mair Elvet Thomas
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Gwent is sometimes presented as the most Anglicized county of Wales. This book corrects the perspective by tracing the Welsh cultural tradition of the county. The author recounts the work of the Cymreigyddion Society of the mid-1800s; the contribution of Gwent's poets, authors and publishers; and the events of the National Eisteddfodau held in Newport (1897), Abergavenny (1913), Pontypool (1924), and Ebbw Vale (1958). Finally, she discusses the language and culture in Gwent today.

Author Biography

Mair Elvet Thomas is a retired teacher and former National Secretary of the women's organization Merched y Wawr. She has written widely in Welsh on the Welsh literary and social history of Gwent. The cover illustration shows the Proclamation of the Gorsedd at Belle Vue Park, Newport, 1896. (By permission of Newport Museum and Art Gallery.)
Release date NZ
July 30th, 1988
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
No
Imprint
University of Wales Press
Pages
80
ISBN-13
9780708310205
Product ID
1828801

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