Degrees of Influence

A Memorial Volume for Glanmor Williams

Edited by Geraint H. Jenkins and Gareth Elwyn Jones

Degrees of Influence

Edited by Geraint H. Jenkins and Gareth Elwyn Jones

Distributed for University of Wales Press

192 pages | 5 2/5 x 8 1/2 | © 2008
Cloth $20.00 ISBN: 9780708321171 Published February 2009 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Few Welsh scholars of the modern era have served their profession, university, and country as admirably as Sir Glanmor Williams (1921–2005), and this volume recounts his remarkable contributions to the flourishing of Welsh history during the past half century. Highlighting the political, economic, educational, and social threads in his work—including the launch of the Welsh History Review, the major publication series Studies in Welsh History, the Oxford History of Wales, and the Glamorgan County History, as well as his charming and modest memoir A Lie—this memorial tribute pays honor to an eminent figure in Welsh public life.




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List of Contributors

1                    Sir Glanmor Williams 1920-2005: A Memoir

Geraint H. Jenkins


2                    The Reluctant Medievalist?

Katharine K. Olson and Huw Pryce


3                    Where to Begin? The Tudor Historian

Gareth Elwyn Jones


4                    Casting Nets: Modern Wales

Neil Evans


5                    A Crucial Contour: The Amateur Historian

T. G. Davies


6                    A Seamless Web: Welsh History in Schools

Paul Jeremy and David Maddox


7                    ‘Am I walking a tightrope?’: Religion, Language and Nationality

Geraint H. Jenkins


8                    ‘Some sort of public machine’: The Public Servant

Prys Morgan


9                    Renaissance Man

Kenneth O. Morgan


10                A Lifetime of Writing: A Bibliography of Glanmor Williams

Huy Walters



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