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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: HENKEN, ELISSA R. Title: National Redeemer: Owain Glyndwr in Welsh Tradition.
Description: Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press. 1996, First Edition. (ISBN: 0801483492) Soft Cover. 250 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(C)ombines the tools of the historian and the folklorist to explore the development of a powerful, polysemous cultural symbol. Owain Glyndwer, called Owen Glendower by Shakespeare, led the last major armed rebellion of the Welsh against the English in the early fifteenth century. He has become an important symbol of modern Welsh nationalism. Beginning with a brief history of Glyndwr's life and times and a discussion of the traditional patterns of earlier Welsh heroes, Henken examines the roles Glyndwr played both in his own lifetime and in subsequent centuries. His primary role, Henken demonstrates, has been as national redeemer-hero, the leader whose coming is awaited so that he might restore the nation to its former glory. Glyndwr has also been cast as a trickster, outlaw, and military leader. Henken's interviews demonstrate that Glyndwr continues to be recognized today for his multifaceted identity as a national saviour. Through her analysis of the ways in which successive generations have reshaped Glyndwr's legend to serve their own needs, Henken provides a valuable case study in how any culture constantly rereads its past to maintain group identity and meet the challenges of the present." Interior - small soft crease at top corner of a few index pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine.
Keywords: Owen Glendower, Wales, Historiography, Nationalism, Welsh, Revolutionaries, Biography, Princes, Heroes, Folklore, Prophecy, Redeemers, Tudors, Tricksters, Outlaws, Noblemen, Warriors, Avengers, Magic Arts, Aberystwyth, Anglesey, King Arthur, Berwyn, Cadwa
Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 27755
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