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Gathering the Fragments: The Selected Essays of a Groundbreaking Historian (2012)

by Charles Thomas

Other authors: Chris Bond (Editor)

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This selection of work by Professor Charles Thomas, Cornwall's leading historian, focuses on the more elusive titles from his long and illustrious career and covers the whole range of his output from folklore and archaeology to military and local history, and from cerealogy to cryptozoology. The book also includes unpublished material, as well as specially composed introductions to each chapter, a full biography and a select bibliography. Professor Charles Thomas CBE DL DLitt FBA FSA is a former President of the Council for British Archaeology, the Society for Medieval Archaeology, the Royal Institution of Cornwall, the Cornwall Archaeological Society and the Cornish Methodist Historical Society. He is currently the President of The John Harris Society. Edited by Chris Bond. This book is also available in a hardcover edition. Hardcover: ISBN 978 1 908878 02 1; Paperback: ISBN 978 1 908878 03 8. Published by The Cornovia Press, 2012.… (more)
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Most of us know of Charles Thomas through his major contributions to our knowledge of the early medieval period. But none of this work, save for two important contributions on cryptozoology, appears in this book. Instead we are treated to a range of material, both published and unpublished, on other matters that have attracted his interest. Cornwall, unsurprisingly, is a major theme but without anything from the journal Cornish Archaeology. Here the pieces are from publications such as The Scillonian, Camborne Festival Magazine and The Godrevy Light. And the range is as eclectic as the sources. Local and military history, folklife, biography, a review of fiction, crop circles, even his previously unpublished inaugural lecture as professor of archaeology at Leicester, all make an appearance. The book concludes with biographical details and a select bibliography. There is much here that you will not have read before, and it’s full of wonderful and unexpected revelations.
added by The_Cornovia_Press | editBritish Archaeology 127, David Clarke (Dec 1, 2012)
 
Subtitled The Selected Essays Of A Groundbreaking Historian, it not only pays tribute to the breadth of Cornwall's leading historian's scholarship but is also an anthology in which every one of its two dozen or more pieces burns with the author's love for his native land and emphasises the fact that if anyone deserves to be now wearing the mantle of the late A L Rowse as our "greatest living Cornishman", then it has to be Professor Charles Thomas. As engaging as it is erudite and as rich, this is a book which should be on the menu of any reader with an interest in Cornwall and all things Cornish.
 

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This selection of work by Professor Charles Thomas, Cornwall's leading historian, focuses on the more elusive titles from his long and illustrious career and covers the whole range of his output from folklore and archaeology to military and local history, and from cerealogy to cryptozoology. The book also includes unpublished material, as well as specially composed introductions to each chapter, a full biography and a select bibliography. Professor Charles Thomas CBE DL DLitt FBA FSA is a former President of the Council for British Archaeology, the Society for Medieval Archaeology, the Royal Institution of Cornwall, the Cornwall Archaeological Society and the Cornish Methodist Historical Society. He is currently the President of The John Harris Society. Edited by Chris Bond. This book is also available in a hardcover edition. Hardcover: ISBN 978 1 908878 02 1; Paperback: ISBN 978 1 908878 03 8. Published by The Cornovia Press, 2012.

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The Cornovia Press

2 editions of this book were published by The Cornovia Press.

Editions: 1908878029, 1908878037

 

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