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Welsh Responses to the French Revolution

Press and Public Discourse, 1789-1802

The French Revolution inflamed public opinion in Wales just as it did throughout the world. Welsh Responses to the French Revolution delves into the mass of periodical and serial literature published in Wales between 1789 and 1802 to reveal the range of radical, loyalist, and patriotic Welsh responses to the Revolution and the Revolutionary Wars. This anthology presents an English-language selection of poetry and prose published in the annual Welsh almanacs, the English provincial newspapers published close to Wales’s border, and the three radical Welsh periodicals of the mid-1790s, all alongside the original Welsh texts. An insightful introduction gives much-needed context to the selections by sketching out the printing culture of Wales, analyzing its public discourse, and interpreting the Welsh voices in their British political context.

384 pages | 4 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2012

Wales and the French Revolution

History: European History

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
Editorial Principles

1. Welsh almanacs
2. The Hereford Journal
3. The Shrewsbury Chronicle
4. The Salopian Journal
5. The Chester Chronicle
6. Adam’s Weekly Courant
7. Cylch-grawn Cynmraeg
8. Y Drysorfa Gymmysgedig
9. Y Geirgrawn

Select Bibliography
Regular Bardic Names of Welsh Poets and Authors

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