Gwyddoniadur Cymru yr Academi Gymreig

Editor(s): Menna Baines John Davies Nigel Jenkins

Language: Welsh

  • January 2008 · 1104pages · 276x198mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708319543

About The Book

With over 5000 entries ranging from 50 to over 5000 words, this work covers various aspects of Wales’ past, the people, the places, the arts, industries, environment and traditions. It also features the biographies of Welsh men and women who have excelled in natural history, medicine and architecture.


'The appearance of these handsome volumes represents an important achievement, or, more accurately, several important achievements. The standard of the diverse entries is high - meriting praise all around for the editors and contributors. The production quality is high, auguring well for the Press - as does, most especially, the simultaneous appearance of Welsh and English editions. For the weighty and colourful item that it is, GBP65.00 is good value. With the successful products now in hand, the kicking of the publication date ahead into 2008 is vindicated as a triumph of standards and uncut corners over the distortions and compromises to which many at UK universities and university presses succumbed in the race to the 2007 Research Assessment Exercise.'John T. Koch, Planet

About the Editor(s)

Menna Baines

Menna Baines is a Welsh writer and editor, writing for a number of Welsh publications.

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John Davies

John Davies was a historian and lecturer at the University of Aberystwyth, encompassing work on the development of the Welsh landscape and the history of Cardiff.

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Nigel Jenkins

As well as being one of the most significant poets in his field, and an Editor of the Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales, Nigel Jenkins won acclaim in other genres, most notably for his history of the Welsh in India, Gwalia in Khasia, which won the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year award. He died in January 2014.

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