Celtic environments: Welsh industrial landscapes through French travelogues

Williams, Heather (2019) Celtic environments: Welsh industrial landscapes through French travelogues. Dix-neuf the online journal of The Society of Dix-neuviémistes, 23 (3-4). ISSN 1478-7318

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It has rightly been argued that the growth of the cult of the local in France has to do with France’s need to re-invent its own past in the wake of the Revolution of 1789. This article suggests the importance of the Industrial Revolution, and changes to physical environments in this same development, by analysing travelogues by Celtomaniac French visitors to Wales in the 1860s. Unlike their own Celtic land, Brittany, Wales was a place where the issues of modernization, industrialization and changes to the local environment met head on with that of the survival of an ancient indigenous culture.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: “This is an original preprint of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Dix-neuf on December 2019, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/[Article DOI].”
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wales, Brittany, travel writing, industry, Celtic
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
Depositing User: Sandra Stedman
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2019 14:51
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 14:37
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/1103

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