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The CeltsA History from Earliest Times to the Present$
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Bernhard Maier

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780748616053

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616053.001.0001

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Brittany from Union to 1945

Brittany from Union to 1945

(p.238) Chapter 23 Brittany from Union to 1945
The Celts

Bernhard Maier

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter traces the history of Brittany from union to 1945. In 1532, only a few years before the union of England and Wales, the political independence of the descendants of the Celtic emigrants in Britannia minor also came to an end. As a province of the kingdom of France, however, Brittany experienced a period of economic prosperity, owing chiefly to maritime trade, agriculture and the domestic textile industry. The chapter then discusses bilingualism in Brittany, and modern Breton literature.

Keywords:   economic developments, bilingualism, Breton literature, Brittany, union

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