A concise history of Cornwall

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University of Wales Press, Dec 15, 2007 - History - 247 pages
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Cornwall, though administratively part of England, has long celebrated its cultural differences. The historic homeland of the Cornish people, as well as one of the six historical Celtic nations, Cornwall is one of Britain’s most popular tourist destinations—and one of its least understood. This compelling introductory volume traces the complexity produced by Cornwall’s unique history as a nation, region, and county all wrapped into one. Covering its evolution from independent British kingdom to culturally distinct medieval province to prominent industrial region, Cornwall is ideal reading material for anyone interested in British history, the Cornish community, and the changing field of Celtic studies.

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Contents

Acknowledgements
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distinctiveness and dependence
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the turbulent centuries 14951648
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About the author (2007)

Bernard Deacon is a lecturer in Cornish studies in the Institute of Cornish Studies at the University of Exeter, Cornwall.

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