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Author: Gwyn A. Williams
ISBN13: 978-0413394507
Title: Madoc: The Making of a Myth
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Language: English
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd; First Edition edition (March 6, 1980)
Pages: 210

Madoc: The Making of a Myth by Gwyn A. Williams



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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Madoc: The Making of a Myth as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Gwyn Alfred "Alf" Williams was a Welsh historian particularly known for his work on Antonio Gramsci and Francisco Goya as well as on Welsh history. Books by Gwyn Alfred Williams.

This book is perhaps the most thorough exposition of the Madoc myth. Written in 1987, Professor Williams, now sadly not with us, explores is some detail how the myth of Madoc came into being, the heyday of its belief, and how it fitted into the need for a Welsh historical narrative in the late 18th century as well as its fall from favour. More importantly he explains that the biggest assumption one might make is that it was peculiarly Welsh

Soon thereafter, he returned to Wales, leaving behind some of his people to colonize the newly discovered land.

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Madoc: The Making of a Myth, 1979. The Welsh in Their History, 1982. Tom Nairn's "quiet republicanism" can start us off". Marxism Today, July 1988. p. 43). ^ "OBITUARY: Gwyn A. Williams". Retrieved 2016-01-15. Smith, Dai (Spring 1996). Gwyn A. Williams, 1925–1995". History Workshop Journal. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Stephens, Meic (18 November 1995). Obituary: Gwyn A.

For the first time Gwyn Williams analyses the constituent elments of the Madoc story, and describes why and how it was discovered publicly by the Elizabethans. Even more fascinating is his explanation of the Madoc fever in the 1790s that gripped both sides of the Atlantic, with the consequent Welsh migration to the United States. Madoc is a unique work of historical detection which not only tracks down strange stories and influential beliefs to their factural origins, but investigates how myth can actually create and shape history.

In Madoc: the making of a myth (1979) he examined the evidence for the discovery of America by Prince Madog ab Owain Gwynedd in about 1170 and, in particular, for the existence of a tribe of Indians, known as Mandans, who were said to be his descendants. It was the Welshman John Dee, the magus of his age, who had first claimed the New World for the Queen of England on the basis of this persistent yarn, which was developed by Robert Southey in his long poem Madoc in 1805. The image of Gwyn Williams which remains in the memory contains his pugnacious but engaging manner and the impish wit with which he expounded his theses about Wales and the Welsh.

Gwyn Alf Williams (30 September 1925 - 16 November 1995) was a Welsh historian particularly known for his work on Antonio Gramsci and Francisco Goya as well as on Welsh history. Goya and the Impossible Revolution, 1976. Merthyr Rising, 1978. Madoc: The Making of a Myth, 1979.

Three hundred years before Columbus, Madoc, son of Prince Owain Gwynedd, sailed to North America in order to settle there. Soon thereafter, he returned to Wales, leaving behind some of his people to colonize the newly discovered land. First reported by Dr. John Dee to Queen Elizabeth I and publicized as the official view in 1580 in order to justify the English raids on Spanish-controlled North America, this myth greatly influenced American and Welsh history. Though now largely discredited, it still maintains a presence, as seen by the construction in 1958 of a monumental plaque in Alabama that commemorates Madoc's landing. Gwyn Williams offers the first full-length analysis of the Madoc myth, including a full description of how and why the Elizabethans developed it. He explores, in depth, the "Madoc fever" that gripped both sides of the Atlantic in the 1790s, concentrating particularly on the rapid increase in Welsh immigrations to the United States that resulted from the rush to discover the lost tribe of white, Welsh-speaking Indians left behind by Madoc. This unique work of historical detection not only recovers the factual origins of strange stories and influential beliefs, but also investigates how myth can actually create and shape history.
Reviews: 2
Cerekelv
This is a ripping great yarn, its about an idea- and how it flowed into the national consciousness.
About how european bloodlines flowed into the Americas and possibly beyond into the vastness
of the Pacific.

While this remains a possibility the story of Madoc remains a myth. It is the journey of the idea
which makes this book so fascinating and readable.
Akinonris
Very good