People, Places and Passions

A Social History of Wales and the Welsh 1870–1948 Volume 1

Awdur(on) David Davies

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Welsh Interest, Politics, History

  • Mehefin 2015 · 448 tudalen ·216x138mm

  • · Clawr Meddal - 9781783162376
  • · eLyfr - pdf - 9781783162383
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Am y llyfr

Mae Russell Davies yma’n bwrw golwg ar hanes cymdeithasol Cymru rhwng 1870 a 1948 ac yn herio nifer o syniadau a thybiaethau cyffredin am Gymru a’r Cymry, gan gynnig hanes amgen am y wlad a’r bobl sy’n llawn hynodweddion a gwrthddweud. Nid yw’r llyfr hwn yn ceisio osgoi’r grymoedd tywyll a thrallodus a oedd ar waith yng nghymdeithas Cymru – y mae hefyd yn ystyried yr hapusrwydd a’r hiwmor a oedd yn nodweddu’r bobl.


‘With this fascinating and beautifully-written volume, Russell Davies has opened up new possibilities for the social history of modern Wales. Davies is concerned to approach this history, Annales-like, through the experiences of individuals. The result is an ambitious work that seeks to blend the unconventional with the conventional in a fresh, original assessment of political, educational, religious and cultural topics. He is to be lauded for his remarkable courage and industry in setting a new agenda, and for doing so with such style and flair.’
-Professor Chris Williams, Cardiff University

‘Russell Davies has lavished attention on some of the most neglected corners of the Welsh past – those seeking a familiar narrative of Wales and the Welsh should look away now. People, Places and Passions embraces complexity, contradiction and controversy at every turn in a detailed and highly readable study of a fascinating period in Welsh history.’
-Professor Louise Miskell, Swansea University


Prologue: Sources for a ‘sullen art’
Introduction: Private Lives: the individual and society
1 The structures of everyday life: endurance and endeavour
2 ‘Lead us into temptation’: consumerism, creativity and change
3 ‘Bonfire of the Vanities’: Ambition, Aspirations and Education.
4 ‘Ffair Wagedd’ - Vanity Fair: people, class and hierarchy
5 Hiraeth and Heartbreak - Wales and the World: curiosity, boldness and zest
6 ‘The Blood never dried’ - the Welsh in Empire: envy, greed and zeal
7 Ha! Ha! among the trumpets - a century of warfare : cowardice, courage and hatred
8 ‘Once more into the breach’: Wales and the Welsh go to war, again’: fear, terror and tragedy
L’Heure Bleue (The Blue Hour): a brief conclusion

Cyflwyno'r Awdur(on)

Awdur(on): David Davies

Roedd Russell Davies gynt yn Bennaeth Marchnata ym Mhrifysgol Aberystwyth; ef yw awdur Secret Sins: Sex, Violence and Society in Carmarthenshire 1870–1920 a Hope a Heartbreak: A Social History of Wales and the Welsh 1776–1870.

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