War and Society in Medieval Wales 633-1283

Welsh Military Institutions

Sean Davies

War and Society in Medieval Wales 633-1283

Sean Davies

Distributed for University of Wales Press

310 pages | 1 map | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9781783161393 Published February 2015 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Originally published as Welsh Military Institutions, this book, newly available in paperback, traces the development of the Welsh state in the years after the Roman empire. Sean Davies uses an array of sources to counter the dominant perception of the medieval Welsh—driven by Gerald of Wales’s account—as a race of noble savages; the resulting, more sophisticated view sets Welsh society in the context of larger European developments, while also offering a close look at the military structures and tactics of the period.

Editor’s Foreword



Map of Medieval Wales


I  The Teulu

II  The Llu

III  Campaign Strategy and Tactics

IV  Equipment and Tactical Dispositions

V  Fortifications

VI  Conduct in Warefare



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