• University of Wales Press

      University of Wales Pressbelieves in supporting and disseminating scholarship from and about Wales to a worldwide audience. They mainly publish books in the humanities, arts and sciences.

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    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2014

      The Welsh Language

      A History

      by Janet Davies (Author)

      The existence of the Welsh-language can come as a surprise to those who assume that English is the foundation language of Britain. However, J. R. R. Tolkien described Welsh as the ‘senior language of the men of Britain’. Visitors from outside Wales may be

    • Literature: history & criticism
      October 2018

      The Algerian War in French/Algerian Writing

      Literary Sites of Memory

      by Jonathan Lewis

      This book analyses representations of the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62) in the literary output of French authors of Algerian origin, problematising the extent to which these literary ‘sites of memory’ provide appropriate spac

    • Religion & beliefs
      October 2018

      Monastic Life in the Medieval British Isles

      Essays in Honour of Janet Burton

      by Karen Stöber, Emilia Jamroziak and Julie Kerr

      This festschrift in honour of Professor Janet Burton celebrates her remarkable contribution to monastic scholarship, in particular her work on monasticism in the North of England and Wales, nuns and their experience, and monastic record-keeping and his

    • History
      November 2018

      The Spanish Anarchists of Northern Australia

      Revolution in the Sugar Cane Fields

      by Robert Mason

      This book connects histories of Australia and the British Empire, with Spain and the Spanish-speaking world. It follows the unexpected passage of a group of radical Spanish-speakers in the isolated region of northern Australia during the first half of

    • History
      November 2018


      Therapeutic Reading in Later Medieval England

      by Daniel McCann

      This is a book about reading and healing. It shows how literature that makes us feel sad, horrified, or fearful was understood to bring about health of the soul in the Middle Ages. Over five chapters, it considers a specific set of negative emotions an

    • Poetry
      November 2018

      Shards of Light

      by Emyr Humphreys

      Shards of Light is a collection of poetic meditations, a compilation of reflections and philosophical contemplations written by the distinguished prize-winning novelist Emyr Humphreys, now in his hundredth year.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      January 2019

      Carmen Martín Gaite

      Poetics, Visual Elements and Space

      by Ester Bautista Botello

      This book analyses Carmen Martín Gaite’s novels published in the 1990s. The book is particularly important for its focus on the way a persistent presence of visual elements (drawing, painting and collage) shed light on the relevance of her

    • Regional & national history
      February 2019

      Arthur in the Celtic Languages

      The Arthurian Legend in Celtic Literature and Traditions

      by Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan and Erich Poppe

      A collection of essays providing a reliable, accessible and up-to-date introduction to Arthurian literature and popular traditions in the Celtic languages, from the early Middle Ages to the twentieth century. The figure of Arthur and the characters ass

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2019

      Children and Young People ‘Looked After’?

      Education, Intervention and the Everyday Culture of Care in Wales

      by Dawn Mannay

      The relative educational, employment and lifecourse disadvantages of individuals who have experienced the care system remains an issue of widespread international concern. The chapters in this edited collection will be useful for readers across geograp

    • April 2019

      Medieval Wales c.1050-1332

      Centuries of Ambiguity

      by David Stephenson

      This book examines the achievements of Welsh rulers – such as Llywelyn the Great and Llywelyn the Last in the so-called Age of the Princes – but also probes the factors, including the hostility of other Welsh leaders and communities, which

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      April 2019

      How Water Makes Us Human

      Engagements with the Materiality of Water

      by Luci Attala

      This book is about how water becomes people – or, put another way, how people and water flow together and shape each other. While the focus of the book is on the relationships held between water and peopl

    • History
      May 2019

      Freedom Music

      Wales, Emancipation and Jazz 1850-1950

      by Jen Wilson

      This book traces the story of how early African American and jazz music came to Wales. From Abolitionist collaborations, minstrelsy, ‘weird slave songs’, ragtime, blues, hot music and swing, the story unfolds through women’s emancipat

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2019

      Body Matters

      Exploring the Materiality of the Human Body

      by Louise Steel, Luci Attala

      Body Matters aims to remind people that they are the matter of their bodies. By reminding the reader of their indisputable materiality, Body Matters seeks to draw people and the rest of the material world together to illustrate that bodies not only see

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      May 2019

      Women and the City in French Literature and Culture

      Reconfiguring the Feminine in the Urban Environment

      by Siobhán McIlvanney, Gillian Ni Cheallaigh

      This collection of essays contains critical analysis, from a female perspective, of a selection of films, journals and novels from the French medieval period to the Franco-Algerian present, and gives us a strikingly original view of the relationship be

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      July 2019

      Horror and Religion

      New literary approaches to Theology, Race and Sexuality

      by Eleanor Beal, Jonathan Greenaway

      Horror and Religion is an edited collection of essays offering structured discussions of spiritual and theological conflicts in horror from the late-sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Contributors explore the various ways that horror and religion h

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2016

      A History of Money

      by Glyn Davies New edition updated and edited by Dr. Duncan Connors

      A History of Money looks at how money as we know it developed through time. Starting with the barter system, the basic function of exchanging goods evolved into a monetary system based on coins made up of precious metals and, from the 1500s on

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      September 2019

      Introducing the Medieval Dragon

      by Thomas Honegger

      It is the aim of this short study to explore the characteristics of the medieval dragon, to describe its pedigree in antiquity and beyond, to discuss the different and sometimes differing views on the dragon in the relevant medieval text types –

    • Business, Economics & Law
      October 2019

      Making Human Dignity Central to International Human Rights Law

      A Critical Legal Argument

      by Matthew McManus

      In recent years, there has been an explosion of writing on the topic of human dignity across a plethora of different academic disciplines. Despite this explosion of interest, there is one group – critical legal scholars – that has devoted l

    • Geography & the Environment
      October 2019

      Energy, the Great Driver

      Seven Revolutions and the Challenges of Climate Change

      by Gareth Wyn Jones

      This book explores the relationships between energy, work, power and material and social complexity over the last four billion years, suggesting that in six revolutions this relationship has been fundamental to the trajectory of life on our planet. The

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      October 2019

      A Little Gay History of Wales

      by Daryl Leeworthy

      A Little Gay History of Wales tells the compelling story of Welsh LGBT life from the Middle Ages to the present day. Drawing on a rich array of archival sources from across Britain, together with oral testimony and materi

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