This is to invite you to a celebration of recent publications by members of the History Division in HASS, University of Glamorgan.
Please join us at Blackwells bookshop on campus on Tuesday, 4 December 2007 at 5 p.m. for wine and light refreshments.
Witchcraft, gender and society in early modern Germany (Brill) by Jonathan Durrant
Baltic iron in the Atlantic world in the eighteenth century (Brill) by Chris Evans and Göran Rydén
Debating the revolution: Britain in the 1790s (IB Tauris) by Chris Evans
Brittany 1750-1950: the invisible nation (University of Wales Press) by Sharif Gemie
Galicia: a concise history (University of Wales Press) by Sharif Gemie
The other Germany: perceptions and influences in British-East German relations, 1945-1990 (Wißner) edited by Norry LaPorte and Stefan Berger
The very salt of life: Welsh women’s political writings from Chartism to suffrage (Honno) edited by Ursula Masson and Jane Aaron
A woman’s work is never done (Honno) edited by Ursula Masson
Sport: an anthology (Parthian Press) edited by Gareth Williams
RSVP to Dr Norry LaPorte ([nlaporte[at]glam[dot]ac[dot]uk])
Descriptions and reviews of recent books by University of Glamorgan scholars include:
Sharif Gemie, Galicia: a concise history (University of Wales Press, 2006)
Sharif Gemie’s innovative study provides an introduction to the landmarks of Galician history, from pre-history to the present.
Clearly written and easily understandable, it alerts the reader to some of the controversies and debates linked to Galicia’s development, and points out the connections between Galicia and Spain, Europe and the Atlantic world.
The study concentrates mainly on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and analyses issues such as the strengths and weaknesses of Galician nationalism, the status of Galego (the Galician language), Galicia during the Civil War and the Francoist dictatorship, and the rise and fall of the Fraga and the conservative Partido Popular in Galicia after 1981.
Elizabeth Andrews, A Woman’s Work is Never Done and other writings, edited and introduced by Ursula Masson (Honno, 2006)
The autobiography of Andrews (1882–1960), a prominent Labour activist in South Wales during the party’s ‘heroic age’, is reprinted with a scholarly introduction by Ursula Masson and a foreword by Glenys Kinnock MEP.
Chris Evans, Debating the revolution: Britain in the 1790s (I.B. Tauris, 2006)
‘A wonderful book: authoritative, informative and full of intriguing interpretations and interesting perspectives. A historiographical tour de force’. Professor Stefan Berger, University of Manchester.
Chris Evans and Göran Rydén (eds), The industrial revolution in iron: the impact of British coal technology in nineteenth-century Europe (Ashgate, 2005)
“Chris Evans’s introductory chapter is a masterful summary of British technology and the historiography of nineteenth-century iron . . .
This book makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of technology transfer and the global modernization of the iron industry.
It gives Anglophone readers access to literatures that have until now been unknown to many of us.” Technology and Culture, July 2006.
Ursula Masson (ed.), Women’s rights and ‘womanly duties’: the Aberdare Women’s Liberal Association 1891–1910 (South Wales Record Society, 2005)
The minutes of of the Aberdare WLA, which had over 500 members at its peak, shed light on a rich period in the history of women’s political activity, when women campaigned on issues dear to the Liberal Party such as Home Rule for Ireland, Welsh Church disestablishment, temperance and reform of the House of Lords, but also on many aspects of women’s fight for equality in all walks of life.
Stefan Berger, Andy Croll and Norman LaPorte (eds), Towards a comparative history of coalfield societies (Ashgate, 2005)
A selection of papers from the international conference on coalfields and their peoples organised by the Labour History Society and hosted by the University of Glamorgan in 2002.
Stefan Berger and Norry LaPorte, The other Germany: perceptions and influences in British – East German relations, 1945–1990 (Wißner, 2005)
Britain did not recognise the German Democratic Republic until 1973, but throughout the forty years of the GDR‘s existence there were significant political and cultural exchanges between the two.
This path-breaking book explores the cold war relationship between the ‘friendly enemies’.
Norman LaPorte, The German Communist Party in Saxony, 1924–1933: factionalism, fratricide and political failure (Peter Lang, 2003)
”...contributes new and important material to the major debates on the history of German Communism during the Weimar Republic.” Central European History, 2006.
”...essential reading for all scholars of German communism… LaPorte offers a cogent analysis of the historiographical questions regarding the KPD.” H-German, June 2005.
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