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The Opposition to the Great War in Wales 1914-1918

Aled Eirug

‘Drawing on a wide range of compelling evidence, this ground-breaking study of the political, religious and moral opposition to the war in Wales concludes that it was a coherent anti-war movement, with far-reaching consequences, not simply a series of discrete activities.’
- Professor Sir Deian Hopkin, chair of the Wales First World War Commemoration Committee

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The Algerian War in French/Algerian Writing

Literary Sites of Memory

Jonathan Lewis

‘Six decades on from its murderous paroxysm, the Algerian war remains unfinished business. In this important monograph, Jonathan Lewis charts the conflict’s memorial trace in the literary production of the Algerian diaspora in France, exploring and explaining writing as a privileged site for understanding this durably traumatic war of decolonization.’
- Dr Philip Dine, National University of Ireland, Galway

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Legislating for Wales

Thomas Glyn Watkin with Daniel Greenberg

‘This volume is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the fundamental changes devolution has brought to the governance of Wales, and in particular how Welsh Government and the National Assembly came to be defined as a permanent part of the constitutional arrangements of the UK.’
- Lord Elis-Thomas, First Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

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Emyr Humphreys

M. Wynn Thomas

‘Emyr Humphreys’s achievement is, as M. Wynn Thomas argues, Faulknerian in its epic scale, chronicling the great cultural shifts that Wales has undergone over the last century – from the complex pressures of nineteenth-century Nonconformity to Wales’s struggle for identity in our contemporary globalised world. While the perceptive readings of this study will give new insights to those familiar with Humphreys’s work, it will be indispensable also to those coming to this major writer for the first time.’
- Professor Tony Brown, Bangor University

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Daemons and Spirits in Ancient Egypt

Lives and Beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians

Carolyn Graves-Brown

‘A devilishly good read intended for scholars and enthusiasts alike, Daemons and Spirits showcases the impressive holdings of the Egypt Centre … It is beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched.’
- Dr Ellen Morris, Columbia University

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The Architecture of Wales

From the First to the Twenty-First Century

John B. Hilling

‘A superb updating of Hilling’s definitive 1976 survey, the first substantial study of the nation’s architecture on my own or anyone else’s bookshelf. This hugely welcome renewal is more comprehensive, better illustrated and certainly as indispensable as the landmark original.’
- Jonathan Adams RIBA, Architect of the Wales Millennium Centre

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The Postsecular Political Philosophy of Jürgen Habermas

Translating the Sacred

Dafydd Huw Rees

‘Rees’s monograph is a critical account of Habermas’s writings on religion and the idea of postsecularism in his work. It is comprehensive in scope, rich in texture and replete with insights. Rees’s scholarship and critical engagements with the material are exemplary in their clarity and concision; scholars and students who want to know about Habermas’s late work have reason to read this book.’
- Dr Gordon Finlayson, Centre of Social and Political Thought, University of Sussex

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Literary Illumination

The Evolution of Artificial Light in Nineteenth Century Literature

Richard Leahy

This book focuses on the reflexive relationship between nineteenth-century literature and the illumination of the same period. It explores the influence that artificial light had over the symbolism, imagery, and content of the literature of the time, taking a historical-materialist approach to the presence and effects of new and old forms of illumination during the period, and evaluating their worth within culture and society, before examining their presence within literature.

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18th October 2018

Author blog: Literary Illumination

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Featured Titles

The Tlatelolco Massacre, Mexico 1968, and the Emotional Triangle of Anger, Grief and Shame

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Comparative Stylistics of Welsh and English

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Christopher Meredith

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The Principality of Wales in the Later Middle Ages

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The World of the Newport Medieval Ship

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Crime, Courts and Community in Mid-Victorian Wales

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South African Gothic

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Theologia Cambrensis

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Performing Wales

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Gothic Britain

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Darwinian Feminism and Early Science Fiction

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Saving the Pyramids

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Gothic Invasions

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Sex, Sects and Society

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New Territories in Modernism

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Catalan Culture

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The Mentor’s Companion

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Women, Identity and Religion in Wales

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The Welsh and the Medieval World

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Celtic Myth in the 21st Century

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Kant’s Doctrine of Right in the Twenty-first Century

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Chaucer’s Gifts

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Featured Journals

The Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture

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Journal of Celtic Linguistics

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The Welsh History Review

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Featured Author

Diana Wallace

Diana Wallace is Professor of English Literature at the University of South Wales. She is the author of Female Gothic Histories (2013), The Woman’s Historical Novel (2005) and Sisters and Rivals in British Women’s Fiction, 1914–39 (2000)....

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