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Gathering the Fragments

The Selected Essays of a Groundbreaking Historian

Published by The Cornovia Press in Sheffield, UK .
Written in English.

About the Book

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 The book also includes unpublished material, as well as specially composed introductions to each chapter, a full biography and a select bibliography.

Chapters featured include: A Plea for Neutrality (New Cornwall, 1955); Youthful Ventures Into the Realm of Folk Studies - Present-day Charmers in Cornwall (Folk-Lore, 1953), Underground Tunnels at Island Mahee, County Down (Ulster Folklife, 1957), Archaeology and Folk-life Studies (Gwerin, 1960); What Did They Do When it Rained in 1857? (The Scillonian, 1986); Home Thoughts from Abroad (Camborne Wesley Journal, 1948); The Day That Never Came (The Cornish Review, 1968); Camborne Festival Magazine - The Camborne Printing and Stationery Company (1971), The Camborne Students’ Association (1974), Camborne’s War Record, 1914-1919 (1976), The Camborne Volunteer Training Corps in World War One (1983), Carwynnen Quoit (1985); Jottings from Gwithian (The Godrevy Light) - How Far Back Can We Go? (2006), Ladies of Gwithian (2007); Two Funeral Orations (unpublished) - Charles Woolf (1984), Rudolf Glossop (1993); Archaeology and the Mind (unpublished) (1968 inaugural lecture, University of Leicester); The Archaeologist in Fiction (1976); Archaeology, and the Concept of Cornishness (unpublished) (1995 memorial lecture, Cornwall Archaeological Society); A Couple of Reviews - Lost Innocence: Archaeologists as People (Encounter, 1981), The Cairo Trilogy (Literary Review, 2001); An Impromptu Ode - To A.L. Rowse (1997); The Cerealogist - An Archaeologist’s View (1991), Magnetic Anomalies (1991/92); Two Cryptozoological Papers - The “Monster” Episode in Adomnan’s Life of St. Columba (Cryptozoology, 1988), A Black Cat Among the Pictish Beasts? (Pictish Arts Society Journal, 1994).

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.

Table of Contents

Editor’s Preface iii
Acknowledgements vi
Author’s Preface vii
1. A Plea for Neutrality (New Cornwall, vol. 3, no. 4 (January 1955), pp.1, 2) 1
2. Youthful Ventures Into the Realms of Folk Studies 5
1. Present-day Charmers in Cornwall (Folk-Lore, vol. 64 (1953), pp.304, 305) 5
2. Underground Tunnels at Island Mahee, County Down (Ulster Folklife, vol. 3 (1957), p.72) 7
3. Archaeology and Folklore (Gwerin, vol. 3, no. 1 (June 1960), pp.7-17) 9
3. What Did They Do When it Rained in 1857? (The Scillonian, no. 223 (Summer 1986), pp.117-119) 12
4. Home Thoughts from Abroad (Camborne Wesley Journal, no. 39 (April 1948), p.3) 16
5. The Day That Never Came (The Cornish Review, 2nd series, issue no. 8 (Spring 1968), pp.5-12) 18
6. Camborne Festival Magazine 28
1. The Camborne Printing and Stationery Company (1971), pp.17-21. 29
2. The Camborne Students’ Association (1974), pp.13-15. 34
3. Camborne’s War Record, 1914-1919 (1976), pp.29-33. 38
4. The Camborne Volunteer Training Corps in World War One (1983), pp.10-12. 42
5. Carwynnen Quoit (1985), pp.14, 15. 46
7. Jottings from Gwithian 49
1. How Far Back Can We Go?, The Godrevy Light 25 (October 2006), pp.6-8. 50
2. Ladies of Gwithian, The Godrevy Light 34 (September 2007), pp.8, 9. 53
8. Two Funeral Orations 56
1. Charles Woolf, St Columb Minor Parish Church (25 July 1984). 57
2. Rudolf Glossop, St Buryan Parish Church (16 April 1993). 62
9. Archaeology and the Mind (An unpublished 1968 inaugural lecture) 67
10. The Archaeologist in Fiction (To Illustrate the Monuments: Essays on archaeology presented to Stuart Piggott, Thames and Hudson Ltd., London (1976), pp.310-319) 87
11. Archaeology, and the Concept of Cornishness (An unpublished 1995 memorial talk) 108
12. A Couple of Reviews 130
1. Lost Innocence: Archaeologists as People (Encounter, vol. 57, no. 6 (December 1981), pp.49-55) 132
2. The Cairo Trilogy (Literary Review (December 2001), pp.69-70) 142
13. An Impromptu Ode (To A.L. Rowse, 1999) 145
14. The Cerealogist 147
1. An Archaeologist’s View, issue no. 3 (Spring 1991), p.12. 148
2. Magnetic Anomalies, issue no. 5 (Winter 1991/92), p.10. 152
15. Two Cryptozoological Papers 155
1. The “Monster” Episode in Adomnan’s Life of St. Columba (Cryptozoology, vol. 7 (1988), pp.38-45) 156
2. A Black Cat Among the Pictish Beasts? (Pictish Arts Society Journal, no. 6 (Autumn 1994), pp.1-8) 166
Biography 177
Select Bibliography 184

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Pagination 4,x,200,2
Number of pages 216
Dimensions 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4 centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library OL25229203M
ISBN 10 1908878037
ISBN 13 9781908878038
Library Thing 12371720

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