Networking the nation: the bardic and correspondence networks of Wales and London in the 1790s

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This 10,000 word essay represents original archival research and offers new insights into the understanding of the structure and activity of bardic and correspondence networks in eighteenth-century Wales and London, specifically within the context of associational culture. Using new archival material, it focuses on the Eisteddfodau sponsored by the Gwyneddigion Society in the 1790s as a locus of cultural connectivity and also explores the dynamics of regional, national and state identities played out in the associational culture of the London-Welsh societies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication'Footsteps of Liberty and Revolt'
Subtitle of host publicationEssays on Wales and the French Revolution
EditorsMary-Ann Constantine, Dafydd Johnston
Place of PublicationCardiff
PublisherGwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9780708325919
ISBN (Print)9780708325902
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2013

Publication series

NameWales and the French Revolution
PublisherUniversity of Wales Press

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