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Welsh history and its sources
Welsh history and its sources

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1.1.1 Background

The unit title, Welsh history and its sources, was the generic title for a series of books that was prepared at The Open University in Wales between 1988 and 1995, and edited by Trevor Herbert and Gareth Elwyn Jones. The seven volumes in the series were made possible by a Welsh Office grant and brought together the work of more than forty historians of Wales.

The series was important because it did not just provide a rich array of materials about Welsh history; it also explained the way that historians of Wales work by showing the relationship between their writings about Welsh history and the evidence or sources upon which those writings are based. The variety of material contained in this unit not only continues the legacy of the original Welsh history and its sources project, it also extends it and makes it suitable for an online environment.