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dc.contributor.advisorMcKenna, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorConley, Kassandra Leighann
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-06T16:15:18Z
dash.embargo.terms2016-06-04en_US
dash.embargo.terms2016-06-04
dc.date.issued2014-06-06
dc.date.submitted2014
dc.identifier.citationConley, Kassandra Leighann. 2014. Looking towards India: Nativism and Orientalism in the Literature of Wales, 1300-1600. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.en_US
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/gsas.harvard:11440en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12274114
dc.description.abstractAfter the conquest of 1282, Wales increasingly fell under the dominion of England and in 1535, the first Laws in Wales Act officially annexed the country. During this period of political and legal instability, Welsh men and women fought to regain independence, a struggle that led to the development of a nascent national identity. For many authors, this identity was fundamentally rooted in the topography of Wales and the mythical histories concerning the cultivation of its land. This interest in native mirabilia corresponded with a period of increased availability of English and continental geographical treatises and travelogues that provided Welsh authors with a new vocabulary for discussing wonder. Medieval and early modern Welsh authors incorporated these exotic geographies into their accounts of native landscapes in order to differentiate Wales from England and argue for a sense of Welsh cultural exceptionalism based in its alterity.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCeltic Languages and Literaturesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectBritish and Irish literatureen_US
dc.subjectEnglanden_US
dc.subjectGiantsen_US
dc.subjectMedievalen_US
dc.subjectMirabiliaen_US
dc.subjectTudoren_US
dc.subjectWalesen_US
dc.titleLooking towards India: Nativism and Orientalism in the Literature of Wales, 1300-1600en_US
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen_US
dash.depositing.authorConley, Kassandra Leighann
dc.date.available2016-06-04T07:30:54Z
thesis.degree.date2014en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCeltic Languages and Literaturesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Universityen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHunter, Jerryen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberInnes, Sìmen_US
dash.contributor.affiliatedConley, Kassandra Leighann


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