The March of Wales

A Borderland of Medieval Britain 1067-1300

Max Lieberman

The March of Wales
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Max Lieberman

Distributed for University of Wales Press

160 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Cloth $65.00 ISBN: 9780708321164 Published September 2008 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
By 1300, a Marcher region had been created between England and Wales, consisting of about forty castle-centered lordships that extended along the Anglo-Welsh border and much of southern Wales. Expressions like “the Welsh marches” are still part of today’s vernacular, though they refer only vaguely to Anglo-Welsh borders—but the question remains: what was this medieval March of Wales, and how and why was it created? This book provides a readerly, scholarly, yet concise answer, aided by maps, illustrations, a list of key dates, and primary source material—placing the March in the context of current debates on frontiers and the medieval British Isles.
List of Maps
1. Introduction
2. The Making of the March, 1066-1283
3. The Social and Economic March, 1067-1300
4. The Frontier of Peoples, 1067-1300
5. Kingdoms, Countries and Marches: the Context of the British Isles
6. Conclusion: the European Perspective
List of Key Dates
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