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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 October 2021

Caroline Brett
Affiliation:
University of Cambridge
Fiona Edmonds
Affiliation:
Lancaster University
Paul Russell
Affiliation:
University of Cambridge
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In Brest, at the far end of Brittany, on winter mornings, people go to work in the pitch dark. They keep the same time as Paris and Berlin, but their city is further west than most of Britain, where the clocks are set an hour earlier. It is a concrete illustration of the uneasy way in which Brittany, a long, low, folded peninsula of granite and slate, about the same size as Wales, fits into the centralised, Continental power that is modern France.

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Brittany and the Atlantic Archipelago, 450–1200
Contact, Myth and History
, pp. 1 - 31
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • Introduction
  • Caroline Brett, University of Cambridge
  • Book: Brittany and the Atlantic Archipelago, 450–1200
  • Online publication: 21 October 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108760102.002
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  • Introduction
  • Caroline Brett, University of Cambridge
  • Book: Brittany and the Atlantic Archipelago, 450–1200
  • Online publication: 21 October 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108760102.002
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  • Introduction
  • Caroline Brett, University of Cambridge
  • Book: Brittany and the Atlantic Archipelago, 450–1200
  • Online publication: 21 October 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108760102.002
Available formats
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