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Established in 1994, with the mission to be ‘Welsh in identity, international in outlook,' Welsh Academic Press's publication program fuses quality research and teaching from the vibrant and innovative universities of Wales with the work of leading academics from institutions around the world. Welsh Academic Press primarily publishes in the Humanities and Social Sciences.


  • 'This rugby spellbound people'

    'This rugby spellbound people'

    Rugby Football in Nineteenth-Century Cardiff and South Wales

    By Gwyn Prescott

    This is the first detailed and original historical study of rugby union at a local level in Wales. The book draws upon previously unused sources to provide fresh insights into the origins and early years of the game in Wales....

    Cloth - 9781860571176 - $ 84.50

  • A Class Apart

    A Class Apart

    Learning the Lessons of Education in Post-Devolution Wales

    By Gareth Evans

    A Class Apart will be essential reading for those involved in the education sector. The book investigates the effectiveness of educational policies in Wales, such as the Foundation Phase and Welsh Baccalaureate, that have been introduced by the Welsh government...

    Paper - 9781860571237 - $ 49.99

  • An Anthology of Finnish Folktales

    An Anthology of Finnish Folktales

    Edited by: Helena Henderson

    Contributions by: Helena Henderson

    Storytelling as a living tradition has been preserved longer in Finland than in many other countries, because of its relative geographical isolation compared to other countries that more readily came into contact with other civilizations which destroyed local oral traditions. As in...

    Paper - 9781860570834 - $ 49.00

  • Anne Charlotte Leffler and Modernist Drama

    Anne Charlotte Leffler and Modernist Drama

    True Women and New Women on the Fin-de-Siecle Scandinavian Stage

    By Lynn R. Wilkinson

    Anne Charlotte Leffler (1849-1892) was Europe's most important woman playwright during the last decades of the 19th century. Together with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, she was also one of the Scandinavian pioneers of modern and modernist...

    Cloth - 9781860570841 - $ 84.50

  • Co-operatives and the Social Question

    Co-operatives and the Social Question

    The co-operative movement in northern and eastern Europe, c. 1880-1950

    Edited by: Mary Hilson, Pirjo Markkola, Ann-Catrin Ostman

    While co-operative ideas had been discussed in all the Nordic countries from at least the 1860s, it was not until the 1880s that the first permanent organizations appeared. Published to mark...

    Cloth - 9781860570551 - $ 84.50

  • Gareth Jones

    Gareth Jones

    Eyewitness to the Holodomor

    By Ray Gamache

    This is the first academic study of Gareth Jones, now recognized as one of the first journalists to reveal the horror of the Holodomor, the Soviet government-induced famine in the early 1930s which killed millions of Ukrainians. Of interest to students of journalism, eastern-European...

    Cloth - 9781860570568 - $ 84.50

  • Gareth Jones

    Gareth Jones

    Eyewitness to the Holodomor

    By Ray Gamache

    Now available in paperback! Gareth Jones (1905-1934), the young Welsh investigative journalist, is revered in Ukraine as a national hero and is now rightly recognised as the first reporter to reveal the horror of the Holodomor, the Soviet Government-induced famine of the early 1930s,...

    Paper - 9781860571220 - $ 49.99

  • Hugh MacDiarmid

    Hugh MacDiarmid

    Black, Green, Red and Tartan

    By Bob Purdie

    Essential reading for all those with an interest in contemporary Scotland, this is the first study of Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978), and it provides a unique contribution to the understanding of MacDiarmid's politics. With the Scottish Independence referendum due in 2014, this timely book...

    Cloth - 9781860570278 - $ 68.00

  • Jim

    Jim

    The Life and Work of James Griffiths

    By D Ben Rees

    This is the first full-length biography of James Griffiths, a product of the Welsh radical political tradition. Griffiths became a miner at 13 and was a conscientious objector during World War I. He rose to become President of the South...

    Paper - 9781860571206 - $ 60.00

  • Plaid Cymru

    Plaid Cymru

    An Ideological Analysis

    By Alan Sandry

    This ground-breaking study of Plaid Cymru's political philosophy challenges the conventional assumption that Plaid Cymru - a political party that is generally regarded as being the foremost advocate of Welsh nationalism - conforms to the traditional model of a nationalist party. The exhaustive analysis notes...

    Cloth - 9781860571169 - $ 84.50