Power and Identity in the Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of Rees Davies

Hardcover | August 3, 2007

EditorHuw Pryce, John Watts

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Collecting sixteen thought-provoking new essays by leading medievalists, this volume celebrates the work of the late Rees Davies. Reflecting Davies' interest in identities, political culture and the workings of power in medieval Britain, the essays range across ten centuries, looking at avariety of key topics. Issues explored range from the historical representations of peoples and the changing patterns of power and authority, to the notions of 'core' and 'periphery' and the relationship between local conditions and international movements. The political impact of words and ideas,and the parallels between developments in Wales and those elsewhere in Britain, Ireland and Europe are also discussed. Appreciations of Rees Davies, a bibliography of his works, and Davies' own farewell speech to the History Faculty at the University of Oxford complete this outstanding tribute to amuch-missed scholar.

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Collecting sixteen thought-provoking new essays by leading medievalists, this volume celebrates the work of the late Rees Davies. Reflecting Davies' interest in identities, political culture and the workings of power in medieval Britain, the essays range across ten centuries, looking at avariety of key topics. Issues explored range fro...

Huw Pryce is a Professor of Welsh History, University of Wales, Bangor. John Watts is a Fellow and Tutor in History, Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:August 3, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionDavid Morgan and John Davidson: AppreciationsSusan Reynolds: Secular Power and Authority in the Middle AgesRobert Bartlett: Heartland and Border: the Mental and Physical Geography of Medieval EuropeHuw Pryce: Welsh Rulers and European Change, c.1100-1282Alexander Murray: Bede and the Unchosen RaceWendy Davies: The Early Middle Ages and Spanish IdentityJohn Gillingham: Normanizing the English Invaders of IrelandAlexander Grant: Lordship and Society in Twelfth-Century ClydesdaleRobin Frame: Lordship and Liberties in Ireland and Wales, c.1170-c.1360J. Beverley Smith: 'Distinction and Diversity': the Common Lawyers and the Law of WalesBrendan Smith: Lordship in the British Isles, c.1320-c.1360: the Ebb-Tide of the English Empire?D. A. L. Morgan: The Charterhouse of Cadzand and the Serendipities of EmpireLlinos Beverley Smith: On the Hospitality of the Welsh: a Comparative ViewPhilip Morgan: Cheshire and WalesRalph A. Griffiths: Crossing the Frontiers of the English Realm in the Fifteenth CenturyColin Richmond: Identity and Morality: Power and Politics during the Wars of the RosesJohn Watts: Public or Plebs: the Changing Meaning of 'the Commons', 1381-1549A Farewell SpeechRhidian Griffiths: A Bibliography of the Published Writings of Rees Davies