Rethinking the Ancient Druids

An Archaeological Perspective

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

This book presents a new exploration of ancient European Druids, people who could foretell the will of the gods and who left revealing archaeological evidence of their rites and beliefs.

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Theologia Cambrensis

Protestant Religion and Theology in Wales, Volume 2: The Long Nineteenth Century, 1760-1900

D. Densil Morgan

‘This second volume of Theologia Cambrensis completes Densil Morgan’s magisterial study of Protestant religion and theology in Wales. It brilliantly opens up a world which can now be appreciated by those unable to access the Welsh sources, and it will become indispensable.’
-Professor Frances Knight, University of Nottingham

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The History of Wales in Twelve Poems

M. Wynn Thomas

‘With style, energy and sureness of touch … we are guided through the complex story of Welsh identity from Maelgwn Gwynedd to Mark Drakeford, weaving political and cultural themes together in a vivid tapestry. There are very few pages that do not offer fresh insights, even for those who know their Welsh history well. The poems chosen are an excellent mix of the expected and the unexpected.’
Rowan Williams, Former Master, Magdalene College, Cambridge

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Wales, the Welsh and the Making of America

Vivienne Sanders

‘There is no better overview of the Welsh in America. The scope is wide, the scholarship impressive. Welsh racism and anti-Irish prejudice co-existed with Welsh achievement and overestimated achievement. Those new to the subject and established scholars will enjoy and learn from this book.’
-Dr Hywel Davies, author of Transatlantic Brethren

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The Moral Standing of the State in International Politics

A Kantian Account

Milla Emilia Vaha

‘Vaha’s book offers a comprehensive Kantian theory of the moral personality of the state situated in the ongoing climate crisis that challenges widespread assumptions about Kant’s ideas of international right. Her in-depth critique of the exclusionary practices in the international society shows that the assertion of the superiority of liberal states is incompatible with a truly Kantian conception of the equal moral standing of all political communities.’
- Professor Macarena Marey, University of Buenos Aires

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Contemporary French and Scandinavian Crime Fiction

citizenship, gender and ethnicity

Anne Grydehøj

‘With a clear focus on topical issues of community, identity and gender, Grydehøj choreographs an intricate dance between Nordic and Gallic crime literatures, pairing flagship writers in a genuinely comparative study which reads one in the light of the other and vice versa, generating novel insights from a unique, cross-cultural encounter.’
-Professor David Platten, University of Leeds

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Industrial Gothic

Workers, Exploitation and Urbanization in Transatlantic Nineteenth-Century Literature

Bridget M. Marshall

‘Through rich readings of an expansive transatlantic archive of literary and non-literary texts, Bridget Marshall shows how the Gothic registered the personal, social, and environmental horrors of the industrial revolution. Her book provides a compelling history of how the Gothic spurred readers to confront the injustices that undergirded industrial capitalism.’
- Dr Teresa A. Goddu, Vanderbilt University

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Representing the Male

Masculinity, Genre and Social Context in Six South Wales Novels

John Perrott Jenkins

‘This innovative and illuminating analysis of the representation of masculinity in south Wales coalfield fiction digs deep beneath the surface of the texts and mines a rich seam of profound gender complexity and contradiction. To read it is an energising intellectual experience, which highlights the general relevance of these novels.’
- Emerita Professor Jane Aaron, University of South Wales

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Star Warriors of the Modern Raj

Materiality, Mythology and Technology of Indian Science Fiction

Sami Ahmad Khan

‘In Star Warriors of the Modern Raj, India, one of the most complex and diverse political cultures in the world system meets one of the most capacious and mutable artistic genres, science fiction. Sami Ahmad Khan’s book – the first major work devoted to contemporary Indian Science Fiction in English – makes two important contributions to the study of global SF. The first is an original and sophisticated theory tailored for SF in a country where science and myth interflow, and where caste, religion, language, and geopolitics affect every aspect of social life. The second is an exciting introduction to recent works by Anglophone Indian writers. Star Warriors of the Modern Raj is an invaluable addition to the growing scholarship on Indian science fiction that will be immensely useful for future work on emerging SF cultures.’
-Professor Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., DePauw University, co-editor of Science Fiction Studies

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Monstrous Textualities

Writing the Other in Gothic Narratives of Resistance

Anya Heise-von der Lippe

‘Returning to older traditions with critical care and persuasive analysis, Monstrous Textualities presses forward, breathing fresh life into monsters and texts. Here, amid intersections of deconstruction, feminism, postcolonialism and posthumanism, textual monstrosities become powerful harbingers of possibility and resistance, figures of haunting and transformation that open critical horizons beyond humanism and trace new, highly productive, relations of otherness. Like black pudding and banana jam, it is unusually fresh and very tasty!’
-Professor Fred Botting, Kingston University London

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Young Adult Gothic Fiction

Monstrous Selves/Monstrous Others

Edited by Michelle J. Smith and Kristine Moruzi

‘This timely volume traces the ways in which myriad anxieties of being on the verge of adulthood in contemporary culture are given form in young adult Gothic texts. Paying particular attention to how the genre traverses boundaries, it reimagines the relations between power and oppression for teen characters and readers through the deployment of humour and horror, creative and corrective revisions of traditional tales, and alternate understandings of monstrosity, space, gender, and other-than-human beings.’
-Professor Karen Coats, Director of the Centre for Research in Children’s Literature, University of Cambridge

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Free and Public

Andrew Carnegie and the Libraries of Wales

Ralph A. Griffiths

‘A fascinating, authoritative, meticulously researched, accessible and richly illustrated work. In highlighting the significance and legacy of Carnegie’s philanthropy in Wales and the varied responses to it, Griffiths’s valuable and important study brings to life a much-neglected aspect of Wales’s modern social and cultural history and its built heritage.’
- Emeritus Professor Bill Jones, Cardiff University

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Gothic Utterance

Voice, Speech and Death in the American Gothic

Jimmy Packham

‘With its fascinating focus on ventriloquism and unintelligible speech, animal noises, and other types of sound, Jimmy Packham’s Gothic Utterance issues a clarion call to attend to the neglected roles of voice and sound in American Gothic and the Gothic more broadly. Researchers into the Gothic will want to listen carefully to what it has to say!’
-Professor Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Central Michigan University

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Fighting for Justice

Common Law and Civil Law Judges: Threats and Challenges

Edited by Elizabeth Gibson-Morgan

‘This collection of essays is a timely analysis of the centrality of an independent judiciary to a democracy. It offers a powerful insight into the pressures as they arise in Canada, Denmark, England, France, Spain and Wales, and a cross-jurisdictional approach to issues such as diversity, political neutrality and training.’
-Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales 2013–17

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The Arthur of the Low Countries

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New Blood

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Gothic Chapbooks, Bluebooks and Shilling Shockers, 1797–1830

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Stephen King and American Politics

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Cognitive Sciences and Medieval Studies

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Living Off-Grid in Wales

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Jimmy Packham

Jimmy Packham is Lecturer in North American Literature at the University of Birmingham....

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Ralph A. Griffiths

Ralph Griffiths, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at Swansea University, is Hon. Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society, and formerly Chairman of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales....

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