Iorwerth C. Peate

Catrin Stevens

Iorwerth C. Peate
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Catrin Stevens

Distributed for University of Wales Press

81 pages | 9-1/2 x 4-4/5
Paper $10.95 ISBN: 9780708309261 Published May 1986 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Anglo-Welsh Review

“Iorwerth C. Peate's outstanding achievement was to create a National Folk Museum at St. Fagans. It was Peate who dreamt of an open-air museum in Wales on the Scandinavian model where the visitor could view the way of life of past ages. It was he, too, more than anyone else, who strove to see the dream realized and to establish the study of folk life as a respected academic discipline in Britain. The story of these accomplishments, and of the opposition Peate encountered - within the National Museum of Wales, for example - is lucidly outlined by Catrin Stevens. She also presents a clear and useful appraisal of Peate's academic writing in the field of folk studies.” –Anglo-Welsh Review

Welsh History Review

“. . . the result is a detached and intelligent account of the dual life of a man whose great professional achievement was the creation of the Welsh Folk Museum at St. Fagans, but whose enduring wish was to be acknowledged as a man of letters...those searching for a key to Peate's professional motivation in his literary output will find here a concise and well-documented starting-point.” –Welsh History Review

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