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Religion, Evolution and Heredity

Edited by Marius Turda

This book engages with the relationship between religion, evolution and heredity, by bringing together two of its aspects that are frequently discussed separately: Darwinism and eugenics. It also demonstrates that religion has played a greater role in shaping modern debates on evolution and human improvement than current scholarship has so far acknowledged.

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Re-envisaging the First Age of Cinematic Horror, 1896-1934

Quanta of Fear

David Annwn Jones

‘This is an excellent book that provides horror scholars of the future with a foundation upon which to build. Re-envisaging the First Age of Cinematic Horror will be of great use to anyone researching the genre’s earliest filmic incarnations, and is a godsend to those of us teaching classes on the beginnings of cinema.’
- Dr Johnny Walker, Northumbria University

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Soul-Health

Therapeutic Reading in Later Medieval England

Daniel McCann

‘This important volume, which explores the concept of therapeutic reading in late medieval English religious culture, demonstrates a deep knowledge of medieval theories about affect, combined with acute sensitivity to the specific ways in which religious writings produce feeling in their recipients.’
- Denis Renevey, Professor of Medieval English Language and Literature, University of Lausanne

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Shards of Light

Emyr Humphreys

‘Humphreys gifts us in his hundredth year with an evocative collection which is testimony to the fact that old age, like every other stage of life, has its poetry too. ‘A Day in Hand’ reads ‘Awake! There are so few. / This bright coinage is / Going out of circulation’ … but Humphreys’s own hand is still spilling out gems.’
- Emeritus Professor Jane Aaron, University of South Wales

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Having a Go at the Kaiser

A Welsh Family at War

Gethin Matthews

‘This fascinating and valuable collection of letters is a rich historical resource. What is particularly useful and attractive is how it provides a view of the Great War from the perspective of the soldier – and one, moreover, which places that experience within a wider social context. The letters add a valuable element of personal colour, to be sure, but they also reveal a deeper reality behind the conflict and take us beyond the familiar themes of trench warfare and the Western Front to embrace the war more generally.’
- Paul Brendan O’Leary, Sir John Williams, Professor of Welsh History, Aberystwyth University

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The Spanish Anarchists of Northern Australia

Revolution in the Sugar Cane Fields

Robert Mason

‘Robert Mason has crafted an essential text for our understanding of both Australian political history and multicultural Australia. The narrative moves masterfully between the fascinating biographies of the key anarchists (particularly Salvador Torrents) and sub-ethnic and generational distinctions (early settlers versus newcomers) among the “Spaniards” that conditioned their distinctive actions and attitudes in Australia to twentieth-century events – most notably the Spanish Civil War.’
- Professor William Douglass, University of Nevada

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Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes

On Brazil and Global Cinema

Edited by Maite Conde and Stephanie Dennison

‘This well-devised and impeccably structured collection by two of Britain’s finest film scholars will allow English readers for the first time to savour the brilliant film criticism by the enormously influential and prolific writer, Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes. Until now, Salles Gomes was known outside his native Brazil for his pioneering book on Jean Vigo, but this collection will open up his visionary criticism of Hollywood, world cinema and Brazilian cinema.’
- Professor Lúcia Nagib, University of Reading

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Monastic Life in the Medieval British Isles

Essays in Honour of Janet Burton

Edited by Karen Stöber, Emilia Jamroziak and Julie Kerr

‘This volume pays homage to Janet Burton’s lifetime work on British monastic and ecclesiastical history. She has written on bishops and Cistercians, and has importantly been a pioneer in work on Cistercian nuns – as well as focusing on monks, Benedictine and Cistercian monastic communities, her work has broken new ground in our understanding of communities of regular canons. The papers in this volume demonstrate close ties to, and inspiration by, Janet Burton throughout. A solid, indeed spectacular, reflection of her work, but also a volume of substantial studies.’
- Constance H. Berman, Professor of History Emerita, University of Iowa

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Anglo-Saxon Kingship and Political Power

Rex gratia Dei

Kathrin McCann

‘Kathrin McCann’s study makes compelling reading for all those interested in the workings of early medieval kingship. McCann not only establishes the necessary theoretical framework with erudition and due consideration of the current scholarly discourse, but also illustrates her argument with a series of fascinating case studies.’
- Professor Thomas Honegger, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

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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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7th December 2018

Out from the Dark: the horrors of early film

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Legislating for Wales

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Emyr Humphreys

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Daemons and Spirits in Ancient Egypt

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The Architecture of Wales

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The Postsecular Political Philosophy of Jürgen Habermas

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Literary Illumination

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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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