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The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales will become known as the definitive reference works about Wales, containing entries on all the people and places which have made it so culturally, historically and geographically rich. Everything is contained within the covers of this magnificent book; Snowdonia to the pampas of Patagonia, folk heroes to Welsh Olympians, and the men and women of Wales who have excelled in art, culture and politics. This will be the first time all this material has been drawn together in one place. With over 5000 entries ranging from 50 to over 5000 words and over 300 colour and black and white illustrations, it is an ambitious undertaking and long overdue. No other work has covered so many aspects of Wales' past, its people, places, arts, industries, environment and traditions.
|Publication date:||8th February 2008|
|Publisher:||University of Wales Press|
|Categories:||Regional studies, Reference works,|
John Davies was a historian and lecturer at the University of Aberystwyth, encompassing work on the development of the Welsh landscape and the history of Cardiff. As well as being one of the most significant poets in his field, and an Editor of the Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales, Nigel Jenkins won acclaim in other genres, most notably for his history of the Welsh in India, Gwalia in Khasia, which won the Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year award. He died in January 2014. Menna Baines is a Welsh writer and editor, writing for a number of Welsh publications.More About John Davies