Brittany from Union to 1945

Bernhard Maier

in The Celts

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780748616053
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748672219 | DOI:
Brittany from Union to 1945

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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

Chapter.  2211 words. 

Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE)

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