Wales and the Britons, 350-1064 by T. M. Charles-EdwardsWales and the Britons, 350-1064 by T. M. Charles-Edwards

Wales and the Britons, 350-1064

byT. M. Charles-Edwards

Paperback | June 19, 2014

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This, the first volume in the History of Wales, provides a detailed history of Wales in the period in which it was created out of the remnants of Roman Britain. It thus begins in the fourth century, with accelerating attacks from external forces, and ends shortly before the Norman Conquest ofEngland.The narrative history is interwoven with chapters on the principal sources, the social history of Wales, the Church, the early history of the Welsh language, and its early literature, both in Welsh and in Latin. In the fourth century contemporaries knew of the Britons but not of Wales in the modernsense. Charles-Edwards, therefore, includes the history of the other Britons when it helps to illuminate the history of what we now know as Wales. Although an early form of the name Wales existed, it was a word in the Germanic languages, including English, and meant inhabitants of the former RomanEmpire; it therefore covered the Gallo-Romans of what we know as France as well as the Britons.
Thomas Charles-Edwards was Jesus Professor of Celtic and Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford from 1997 until 2011. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy, a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, and a Fellow of the British Academy.
Title:Wales and the Britons, 350-1064Format:PaperbackDimensions:816 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:June 19, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Lands of the BritonsA. After Rome1. Britain, 350-5502. The Britons and their Languages3. Inscriptions4. The Britons and the Irish, 350-8005. From Pelagius to Gildas6. Rome and the Britons, 400-664B. Early Welsh Society7. Charters and Laws8. Lords, Food-Renders, and Peasants9. Kinship and Status10. KingshipC. The Britons and the English, 550-106411. The Britons and the Northumbrians, 547-685: The Evidence12. The Britons, Northumbria, and the rise of Mercia, 550-68513. The Britons and their neighbours under the Mercian hegemony14. Two Ninth-Century Writers15. The Transformation of the Ninth Century16. The Britons and the Empire of Britain17. Wales, 950-1064D. The Welsh Church and Culture18. The organization of the Welsh Church, 768-10619. Learning20. Poets and Story-TellersBibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

"In short, this volume clearly reflects a career marked by erudition. Not surprisingly, experts in the field will value the work. Nevertheless, the text is accessible to novices." --J. M. Pope, CHOICE