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    DescriptionThe landscape of Wales has been shaped by man over many centuries and continues to develop today. In both town and countryside, at least 200 generations of human beings have left layer upon layer of impressions, so that at almost any point in Wales it is possible to look out and gaze upon a rich palimpsest. "The Making of Wales" traces the process of this evolution in the Welsh landscape from pre-history to the present day. From the earliest hunter-gatherers who made their mark on the landscape over 12,000 years ago, we follow the makers as they became farmers using the first stone, then bronze and iron tools and weapons, and creating the massive hill forts that are such a feature of the Welsh countryside; the transition to Roman rule and the origins of town-making; the fundamental influence of Christianity on the makers of Wales; the impact of the castle-building Normans; the transformation of a largely rural country during the industrial centuries; the impact of war and depression in the early twentieth century; through to the struggle and victory of devolution in Wales. Lavishly illustrated, "The Making of Wales" is a superb introduction to the history of the country and to the enduring legacy of man's interaction with the landscape.

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    The Making of Wales
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Davies
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,043 g
    ISBN 13: 9780752452418
    ISBN 10: 075245241X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKW
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: DA
    DC22: 942
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKW
    B&T Approval Code: A15202028
    DC22: 942.9
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    John Daviesis a freelance writer and broadcaster.