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Place-Names of Carmarthenshire (Paperback)

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Place-Names of Carmarthenshire is the first publication to investigate all major place-names in the historic county of Carmarthen (1536-1974), including the westerly parts of the county transferred to modern Pembrokeshire after 1996.


Illustrated with many images of the county, Place-Names of Carmarthenshire examines more than 920 place-names and features a 1,000-entry Glossary of place-name elements, personal names and rivers, and is the result of the author's detailed research.


Tracing the history of Welsh place-names casts light upon the ways in which our ancestors lived and how they thought about the world around them. The meaning of place-names, however, is not always easy to determine because their written and spoken forms have often changed over time and particularly when the language in a particular location switched from Welsh to English. Fortunately, Carmarthenshire was not so markedly affected in this respect as many other parts of Wales but it is still easy to be mislead by modern spellings.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781860571572
ISBN-10: 1860571573
Publisher: Welsh Academic Press
Publication Date: August 11th, 2022
Pages: 272
Language: English