Books by Cardiff University Staff

In the last few months the following books have been added to stock, all are written, or contributed to by Cardiff authors.

FrenchrightPassmore, Kevin (2013) The right in France from the Third Republic to Vichy.  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

“This book provides a new history of parliamentary conservatism and the extreme right in France during the successive crises of the years from 1870 to 1945. In it, Kevin Passmore charts royalist opposition to the newly established Republic, the emergence of the nationalist extreme right in the 1890s, and the parallel development of republican conservatism. He moves on to the hitherto unstudied story of conservatism in during the Great War, and then to the Right’s victory in the 1919 elections. Passmore charts the crisis of parliamentary conservatism in the interwar years, and explores the Right’s response to the rise of Fascism and Communism. He concludes by placing the Vichy regime, which governed France under the German Occupation, in the context of the history of conservative politics. This history is related to the struggle of those who saw themselves as ‘elites’ to preserve their leadership in the ‘age of the masses’.” (from the publishers)

The author is a reader in history at Cardiff University; this book was added to ASSL (DC331.P2)

outerhebridesSharples, Niall M. (2012, ed.) A late Iron Age farmstead in the Outer Hebrides : excavations at mound 1, Bornais, South Uist. Oxford: Oxbow.

Part of the Cardiff studies in archaeology series, as well as the editor, nine other contributors work in SHARE; this book was added to ASSL (Folio DA880.H4.L2)

crime bookAndrew, Lucy & Phelps, Catherine (2013, eds.) Crime fiction in the city : capital crimes. Cardifff: University of Wales Press.

Edited by doctoral candidates and postgraduate tutors at Cardiff, according to the acknowledgements the collection had its origins in the 2009 Crime Narratives in Context Colloquium held at Cardiff University; entitled ‘Capital crimes: reading and writing crime and cities’ this colloquium was supported by The British Academy.  This item was also added to ASSL (PN3448.D4.C7)

Renton, Tara & Hill, C. M. (2013) Clinical guide to oral surgery. Book 1. London: British Dental Association.

C. Micahel Hill is the consultant oral and maxifacial surgeon at the Cardiff Dental Hospital.  D. W. Thomas, a contributor to the book, is a professior and honorary consultant in oral surgery at Cardiff University.  The book was added to the Dental Library (Ca REN).