The Problem of Constructing a Myth About “Helen of Wales” in Historical Memory and UK Digital Space (End of the 18th-Beginning of the 21st Centuries)
Available Online 13 May 2020.
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- Wales, the Welsh, Nest, image, national identity, historical memory, digital space
- Based on medieval chronicles, works of antiquaries and online content, the article presents a comprehensive analysis of the transformation of the image of the Welsh Princess Nest in the historical memory and digital space of great Britain (late 18th - early 21stcenturies). The author concludes that the myth of the Princess occupies an important place in the hierarchy of images of the past that make up the collective memory of Wales. From the end of the 18th century with the growth of self-awareness and the process of nation-building, the Welsh have increasingly been turning to the medieval past, which they perceived as a period of continuous struggle for their political independence. In this context, the image of Nest as a victim of Norman violence became the personification of the whole Wales.
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TY - CONF AU - N.F. Shestakova PY - 2020 DA - 2020/05/13 TI - The Problem of Constructing a Myth About “Helen of Wales” in Historical Memory and UK Digital Space (End of the 18th-Beginning of the 21st Centuries) BT - International Scientific Conference “Digitalization of Education: History, Trends and Prospects” (DETP 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 485 EP - 488 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.088 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.088 ID - Shestakova2020 ER -