This book explores the ways in which the distinctive Welsh county of Cardigan and its inhabitants (known as Cardis) have been represented during the late modern era.
The image of both Cardiganshire and the Cardi changed considerably during this period, and this representational history examines the reasons why these shifts took place.
In doing so, the study uncovers an array of opinions about the county.
Each of these viewpoints are analysed, placed in context and set against one another.
The picture which emerges is of a place and a people onto which commentators projected their hopes and fears.