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The Foundations of Modern Wales: Wales 1642-1780

Geraint H. Jenkins


This fourth volume in a series on the history of Wales deals comprehensively with the events between the civil war and the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution. The central theme is the development of powerful social forces which took an impoverished and sleepy nation to the threshold of unprecedented social, economic, and political change. Drawing on a wide range of sources, the book reveals how demographic growth, agrarian improvements, the development of trade and heavy industries, improved communications, the provision of educational facilities, the emergence of Dissent and Methodism, a ... More

Keywords: history of Wales, civil war, Industrial Revolution, Welsh, culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780192852786
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852786.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geraint H. Jenkins, author
University College of Wales, Aberystwyth