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Hidden Texts, Hidden Nation – (Re)Discoveries of Wales in Travel Writing in French and German (1780-2018) - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Hidden Texts, Hidden Nation: (Re)Discoveries of Wales in Travel Writing in French and German (1780-2018)

Kathryn N Jones, Carol Tully, and Heather Williams


This book examines the representation of Wales and ‘Welshness’ in texts by French (including Breton) and German-speaking travellers from 1780 to the present day, focusing on key points in the period of Welsh modernisation from the Industrial Revolution to the post-devolution era. Since the emergence of the travel narrative as a popular source of information and entertainment in the mid-18th century, writing about Wales has often been embedded and hidden in accounts of travel to ‘England’. This book seeks to redefine perceptions of Wales by problematizing the notion of ‘invisibility’ often ascr ... More

Keywords: Wales, Travel writing, Minority culture, Modern languages, Celtic, French Studies, German Studies, Transnational

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621433
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621433.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathryn N Jones, author

Carol Tully, author

Heather Williams, author