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Wales and the Welsh in the Middle Ages

Wales and the Welsh in the Middle Ages presents the latest research of more than a dozen distinguished British historians on Wales during the Middle Ages. The essays cover a vast range of topics, among them the politics and political culture of Wales in the early kingdoms; the law and economy in Wales as related to that of Spain and Brittany; the opportunities for social advancement in town and country; and the patronage of church building, with illustrative narratives of St David’s Cathedral, Grosmont, and Newton Nottage. The book also details the emergence of approaches to the study of medieval Wales in the early twentieth century that added new strands to our understanding of Welsh history.


252 pages | 12 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2011

History: European History

Medieval Studies


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Table of Contents

Preface
List of Figures
List of Tables
Abbreviations
Memoir
      R. Geraint Gruffydd

1. Anglo-Welsh agreements, 1201–77
            Huw Pryce
2. Confederation not domination: Welsh political culture in the age of Gwynedd imperialism
      David Carpenter
3. The chronicler of Cwm-hir abbey, 1257–63: the construction of a Welsh chronicle
      David Stephenson
4. The Neath abbey Breviate of Domesday
      Daniel Huws
5. Welsh infantry in Flanders in 1297
      Michael Prestwich
6. Dynastic succession in early medieval Wales
      T. M. Charles-Edwards
7. Settling disputes in early medieval Spain and Portugal: a contrast with Wales and Brittany?
      Wendy Davies
8. English law and Welsh marcher courts in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries
      Phillipp Schofield
9. Jones Pierce revisited: the evidence of the thirteenth- and fourteenth-century extents
      A. D. Carr
10. Clans and gentry families in the Vale of Clywd, 1282–1536
      D. Huw Owen
11. Modern perspectives on medieval Welsh towns
      Christopher Dyer
12. Church-building in late medieval Wales
      Richard Suggett
13. William Rees and the modern study of medieval Wales
      Ralph Griffiths

J. Beverley Smith: A Bibliography
      Huw Walters
Contributors
Index

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