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

Type Chapter
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
Pages143-67
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9780708325919
ISBN (Print)9780708325902
Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2013

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NameWales and the French Revolution
PublisherUniversity of Wales Press
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Abstract

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.