Sacred History and National Identity: Comparisons Between Early Modern Wales and Brittany (Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World) by Jason Nice
Pickering & Chatto Ltd | April 13, 2009 | English | ISBN: 1851966234 | 239 pages | PDF | 1 MB
The late sixteenth century saw a redrawing of the borders of north-west Europe. Wales and Brittany entered into unions with neighboring countries England and France. Nice uses Brittany and Wales' responses to unification to write a comparative history of national identity during the early modern period. The Estates of Brittany and the Council in the Marches of Wales sponsored works of sacred historiography which manipulated history to defend their jurisdictions and legitimize their legal claims over the land.