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Cardiganshire County History

Volume 2 Medieval and Early Modern Cardiganshire

Edited by Geraint H. Jenkins, Richard Suggett and Eryn Mant White

Cardiganshire County History Volume 2 provides a comprehensive and authoritative account, written by distinguished authors in fifteen chapters, of the wide range of social, economic, political, religious and cultural forces that shaped the ethos and character of the county of Cardiganshire over a period of 600 years.

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The Economy of Medieval Wales, 1067-1536

Matthew Frank Stevens

‘Students and scholars alike will learn much from this valuable study of Welsh medieval social and economic history. In particular, the author emphasises the multiplicity of causes that brought about economic change in medieval Wales, and shows how such change was affected by factors including conquest, ethnicity and geography, which do not fit easily into the over-arching models by which historians have often made sense of medieval economic development.’
- Emeritus Professor Stephen H. Rigby, University of Manchester

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A Little Gay History of Wales

Daryl Leeworthy

‘Despite its title, this is a big book – big on ideas, analysis, and empathy, and big on tracing the lived experience of gay people in Wales. An excellent read, it is a major achievement that deserves to be widely circulated and absorbed.’
- Emeritus Professor Jeffrey Weeks, London South Bank University, author of What is Sexual History?

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Energy, the Great Driver

Seven Revolutions and the Challenges of Climate Change

Gareth Wyn Jones

‘R. Gareth Wyn Jones takes us on a voyage of discovery that starts before the origins of life and moves through six major energy steps. Along this journey, his beautifully researched and fascinating text knits together a vast array of topics ranging from cell biology to human psychology. Following the unifying themes of energy and homeostasis, his journey leads us headlong to the very brink of the current climate crisis. Let us hope that this long-and-unifying view might help us all understand both the naturalness and the utter urgency of our current moment.’
- James Intriligator, Professor of the Practice (Human Factors, Engineering and Design), Tufts University, Boston

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Gothic Remains

Corpses, Terror and Anatomical Culture, 1764–1897

Laurence Talairach

'Gothic Remains offers a well-written, balanced and informative overview of the rise of the medical gothic; its penetrative, interdisciplinary readings explore the long nineteenth century’s reassessment of medical knowledge and its impact on questions of truth, materiality and humanity. This work will be of value to a wide range of scholars interested in literature, gothic and the medical humanities.’

Professor Andrew Mangham, University of Reading

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The Nature of the Beast

Transformations of the Werewolf from the 1970s to the Twenty-First Century

Carys Crossen

‘Crossen’s book is a welcome addition to the growing body of criticism on werewolves, that fruitfully explores the multiple facets of the contemporary werewolf-as-subject, drawing attention to a wide range of popular fiction hitherto neglected by academic criticism.’
Professor Catherine Spooner, Lancaster University

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Videogames and Horror

From Amnesia to Zombies, Run!

Dawn Stobbart

‘An insightful exploration of horrific content in videogames throughout the medium’s history, illustrating the significance of horror adaptation, intertextuality and remediation across a broad range of titles. From Haunted House to Amnesia, Stobbart presents an informed and necessarily interdisciplinary account of the transmedia interactions between horror games, literature and cinema. An engaging and accessible contribution to videogame genre scholarship.’
Dr Ewan Kirkland, University of Brighton

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Fantastic Short Stories by Women Authors from Spain and Latin America

A Critical Anthology

Edited by Patricia García and Teresa López-Pellisa

‘At long last, there is an anthology that makes great works in the fantastic by Hispanic women writers accessible to an anglophone public. Women authors in Spanish-speaking countries have a long tradition of crafting powerful and original works in the fantastic genre – and an equally lengthy history of being unknown outside their borders. This judicious selection of short stories by five major figures offers excellent critical introductions and sensitive translations, and no doubt will be of use to scholars, students at all levels, and fans of fantastic fiction for years to come. Professors García and López-Pellisa are to be commended for this important volume.’
- Professor Dale Knickerbocker, East Carolina University

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Join our team

UWP now invites expressions of interest to join our Journal Editor team and Editorial Board at this exciting new juncture to enable us to fulfil the potential of this critical journal for education in Wales. We will invite members to join a newly created Advisory Board to help shape the direction of the journal at a later date.

To express interest or for more information, please contact Natalie Williams, Director, University of Wales Press: natalie.williams@press.wales.ac.uk by the 11th of October.

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Making Human Dignity Central to International Human Rights Law

A Critical Legal Argument

Matthew McManus

‘In this challenging and original work, Matthew McManus explores the unrealized potential of dignity. In pushing back on critical legal traditions where law serves as a tool of the oppressor, McManus endeavours to reimagine law as emancipatory and transformative. He reorients the international human rights project and demonstrates “how it could be used to establish a world in which human dignity was more broadly respected”. At a time of social anxiety and global uncertainty, Making Human Dignity Central to International Human Rights Law is a welcome contribution to the field.’
- Dr Kathleen Cavanaugh, ICHR, National University of Ireland (Galway)

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Entrancement

The consciousness of dreaming, music and the world

Edited by Ruth Finnegan

‘This is a marvellous book, in more than one sense. Building on earlier work by her and others on storytelling, communication, and community, this edited volume by Ruth Finnegan follows the ordinary experiences of everyday life to venture into questions beyond the ordinary, in the domain of the mystical and the enchanted, as an inquiry about imagination and the human mind.’
- Professor Amy Shuman, The Ohio State University

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Paul Murphy

Peacemaker

Paul Murphy

‘This personal memoir reflects the discretion and diligence that have marked Paul Murphy’s career, along with an amiable determination … It truly comes through that Paul always considered his profession to be “about people and personal relationships”. An understated memoir – generous in respect for others – to remind us that modest integrity, level-headed normality, steady instinct, honest reflection and adjustment with a rounded take on life are assets for democratic service that currently seem to be devalued at our collective expense.’
- Mark Durkan, SDLP

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Introducing the Medieval Dragon

Thomas Honegger

‘This study of the medieval dragon not only provides a detailed examination of the perceived threats to medieval society, but also more broadly sheds telling light on the very nature of medieval culture. Superbly well researched yet also highly accessible, this is scholarship at its best.’
- Dr Martin Arnold, Reader Emeritus, University of Hull

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BOOK OF THE MONTH

'Le Bone Florence of Rome' recently reviewed in Medium Ævum, Vol 88, No. 1 (2019)

'The contents of the introduction place this volume as a useful aid to teaching: it contains a discussion of major themes; literary relationships and critical approaches to the text; the date, history, and context of Le Bone Florence; the manuscript; linguistic features; and the metre. This is an approachable and readable new edition of an important Middle English romance.'

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Blog

9th September 2019

Getting to know water – inside and out

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Kant’s Political Legacy

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Speeches and Articles 2013 – 2017

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Horror and Religion

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Women and the City in French Literature and Culture

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Body Matters

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Pacifism, Peace and Modern Welsh Writing

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Freedom Music

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How Water Makes Us Human

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Dissonant Neighbours

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Locating Lynette Roberts

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Medieval Wales c.1050-1332

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Colonial and Post-Colonial Goan Literature in Portuguese

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Minerva’s Gothics

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Revisiting the Medieval North of England

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Children and Young People ‘Looked After’?

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Wales and the Bomb

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Arthur in the Celtic Languages

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Red Hearts and Roses?

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Carmen Martín Gaite

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Servants and the Gothic, 1764-1831

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Religion, Evolution and Heredity

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Shards of Light

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Soul-Health

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

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Having a Go at the Kaiser

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Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes

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The Spanish Anarchists of Northern Australia

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Monastic Life in the Medieval British Isles

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The Opposition to the Great War in Wales 1914-1918

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The Algerian War in French/Algerian Writing

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Anglo-Saxon Kingship and Political Power

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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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Pacifism, Peace and Modern Welsh Writing

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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 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

David Stephenson

David Stephenson is Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences, Bangor University. His many contributions to Welsh history include Political Power in Medieval Gwynedd, and Medieval Powys 1132–1293....

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