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Welsh responses to the French revolution : press and public discourse, 1789-1802 /
[edited by] Marion Löffler.
imprint
Cardiff : University Of Wales Press, 2012.
description
xx, 332 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0708324894, 9780708324899
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Cardiff : University Of Wales Press, 2012.
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0708324894
9780708324899
contents note
Welsh almanacs -- The Hereford journal -- The Shrewsbury Chronicle -- The Salopian Journal -- The Chester Chronicle -- Adams's weekly courant -- Cylch-grawn cynmraeg -- Y Drysorfa Gymmysgedig -- Y Geirgrawn.
abstract
"The serial literature current in Wales between 1789 and 1802 is the most important public repository of radical, loyalist and patriotic Welsh responses to the French Revolution and the Revolutionary Wars. Little has been written about the Welsh reaction to the French Revolution but published this month by the University of Wales Press, Welsh Responses to the French Revolution: Press and Public Discourse, 1789-1802 by Marion Löffler looks to examine the printing culture and serial literature current in Wales at the time, and analyses its public discourse. As part of the Wales and the French Revolution series, this anthology presents a 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 Welsh texts are translated, makings them accessible to an English-speaking audience for the first time."--Publisher's website.
language note
Texts in English and Welsh.
catalogue key
8695452
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-316) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Dr Marion Lffler is a Research Fellow at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth, Wales.
Reviews
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This book was produced as part of the research project carried out by the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies entitled 'Wales and the French Revolution', and presents a selection of material published in the annual Welsh almanacs, in English provincial newspapers published in Hereford, Shrewsbury and Chester which carried material relating to Wales, and in the three radical Welsh newspapers of the mid-1790s; English translations are provided for texts in Welsh and Latin.Topics covered in the anthology (of almost a hundred pieces of prose and poetry) range from Loyal Addresses to the Crown, accounts of the French landing at Fishguard in 1797 and of the trial of Dissenters accused of helping them, an explanation of the meaning of Jacobin' and 'Jacobinism, the text of the Supplementary Militia Act of 1797, essays on the nature of authority and the British system of government, poems by Iolo Morganwg, Jac Glan-y-gors and Dafydd Ddu Eryri, arguments for a Welsh Enlightenment project, and a poem from a dog who objected to a proposed dog-tax. The anthology is prefaced by a comprehensive and detailed introduction which discusses the sources, contents and authors (where known) of the texts and places them in their political, social and historical context.The book presents a varied, lively and stimulating picture of a nation in debate with itself on the most important events of the period, and will be a valuable resource for all those interested in Welsh responses to the French Revolution.Gwyneth Tyson RobertsIt is possible to use this review for promotional purposes, but the following acknowledgment should be included: A review from www.gwales.com , with the permission of the Welsh Books Council.Gellir defnyddio'r adolygiad hwn at bwrpas hybu, ond gofynnir i chi gynnwys y gydnabyddiaeth ganlynol: Adolygiad oddi ar www.gwales.com , trwy ganiat'd Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru.
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Summaries
Author Comments
Dr Marion Löffler is a Research Fellow at the University of Wales Centre for Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth, Wales.
Long Description
The serial literature current in Wales between 1789 and 1802 is the most important public repository of radical, loyalist and patriotic Welsh responses to the French Revolution and the Revolutionary Wars. This anthology presents a 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, together with translations of the Welsh texts. An extended introduction sketches out the printing culture of Wales, analyses its public discourse and interprets the Welsh voices in their British political context.
Main Description
Casgliad o gerddi a rhyddiaith a deunyddiau o bapurau newydd, almanaciau a chyfnodolion Cymru yn ystod y Chwyldro Ffrengig, o 1789 i 1802.
Main Description
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.
Main Description
This ground-breaking anthology presents loyalist and radical poetry and prose from the newspapers, almanacs and periodicals current in Wales from the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789 to the Peace of Amiens in 1802, together with an extended introduction and two maps.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xvi
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
Editorial Principlesp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Selection of Documents
Welsh almanacs
An astrological predictionp. 73
A loyalist address in the wake of the Fishguard landingp. 75
A patriotic songp. 76
A poem on Thomas Paine as the instrument of God's vengeancep. 80
William Pitt's tax on dogsp. 86
The Hereford Journal
An account of the history of the eisteddfodp. 88
The Welsh discovery of Americap. 89
A petition from Carmarthen town for abolishing the slave tradep. 89
A declaration of loyalty from Talgarth, Breconshirep. 90
A declaration of loyalty from Dissenting ministers of three counties in west Walesp. 92
The execution of Marie Antoinettep. 93
Rioting in west and north Walesp. 94
Rioting at St Clears, Pembrokeshirep. 96
A report of an organized protest in the Forest of Deanp. 97
Paternalistic action for the relief of the poor in Cardiganshirep. 98
An account of the French landing at Fishguardp. 99
A letter about the French landing at Fishguardp. 100
A letter explaining the meaning of 'Jacobin' and 'Jacobinism'p. 102
A letter defending the public fast-day in support of the warp. 103
A report from a Cardiff trial for seditionp. 105
A report from a Merthyr Tydfil trial for riotingp. 106
The Shrewsbury Chronicle
A report and letter on riotingp. 109
A letter reporting loyalist ritual in the town of Aberystwythp. 110
Celebrating the coming of age of Sir Watkin Williams Wynnp. 111
Further celebrations of the coming of age of Sir Watkin Williams Wynnp. 112
The editor confirms his loyalist stancep. 113
Loyalist celebrationsp. 114
A blacksmith and a tailor examine 'democrate'p. 116
A loyalist poemp. 116
Two Welsh loyalist poems on peacep. 118
The Act for Raising Men for the Navyp. 119
A poem on Bala lakep. 120
The Methodist response to the Fishguard landingp. 120
An appeal for Welsh unity against the Frenchp. 121
A report of Irish refugees landing in Pembrokeshirep. 123
The Carmarthenshire militiap. 123
A St David's Day poemp. 124
The Ancient British Fenciblesp. 125
A Welsh poem on the attempted assassination of the kingp. 126
The Cardiff Volunteer Cavalryp. 128
Rioting in Chirkp. 128
The execution of two riotersp. 129
The Salopian Journal
The editors defend the new paper against accusations of Jacobinismp. 130
The Supplementary Militia Actp. 131
Reports of the French landing from the London Gazettesp. 133
A letter on the trial of the Dissenters accused of assisting the French at Fishguardp. 135
The Chester Chronicle
A report of the Gwyneddigion eisteddfod of May 1790p. 137
The burning of Thomas Paine's effigyp. 138
A declaration of loyaltyp. 139
An anti-war poemp. 141
A loyalist poetic competitionp. 144
A threatening letter and the editor's replyp. 145
An anti-war poem from Denbighp. 146
Two anti-war lettersp. 148
Advertisement for a radical Welsh periodicalp. 152
Two letters from a Flintshire magistrate on the price of grainp. 155
A Welsh anti-fast-day hymn with translationp. 157
A poem claiming the Duke of Norfolk for Walesp. 159
The Fishguard landingp. 160
A satirical Welsh litanyp. 161
A patriotic appealp. 164
A Welsh elegy for David Samwellp. 167
St David's Day celebrationsp. 169
A letter on allegations of atrocities in Irelandp. 171
Adams's Weekly Courant
An ode to Angleseyp. 172
The burning of Thomas Paine's effigyp. 173
Rioting in Denbighshirep. 174
A Latin loyalist poem from Angleseyp. 175
The Fishguard landingp. 176
An appeal for the reinforcing of coastal defencesp. 177
Cylch-grawn Cynmraeg
First instalment of an essay on governmentp. 179
Religious libertyp. 185
Prince Madog's speech on leaving Walesp. 185
The search for the descendants of Prince Madog in Americap. 187
News from the Continentp. 188
The Enlightenment of the Welshp. 193
Against the Established Churchp. 205
America's example to the worldp. 210
Home and foreign newsp. 212
A poem denouncing the traitor Dumourierp. 218
The execution of Marie Antoinettep. 219
The demise of the periodicalp. 221
Y Drysorfa Gymmysgedig
Ecumenical appeal by the editorp. 225
A fast-day prayerp. 226
A fast-day hymnp. 229
A prayer for libertyp. 234
A poem in praise of the Welsh languagep. 235
A sermon on the early churchp. 236
Y Geirgrawn
A letter from Americap. 246
An attack on Seren tan Gwmmwlp. 255
In defence of Seren tan Gwmmwlp. 266
News from the Continentp. 274
A Welsh version of the 'Marseillaise'p. 275
An attack on Seren tan Gwmmwl with a response by the editorp. 279
An address in praise of the periodicalp. 284
A response by the author of Seren tan Gwmmwlp. 287
An anti-war poemp. 293
Select Bibliographyp. 309
Regular Bardic Names of Welsh Poets and Authorsp. 317
Indexp. 319
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