Power and Identity in the Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of Rees Davies
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 a variety 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 a much-missed scholar.
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2 Secular Power and Authority in the Middle Ages
The Mental and Physical Geography of Medieval Europe
4 Welsh Rulers and European Change c11001282
5 Bede and the Unchosen Race
6 The Early Middle Ages and Spanish Identity
7 Normanizing the English Invaders of Ireland
the Ebb Tide of the English Empire?
12 The Charterhouse of Cadzand and the Serendipities of Empire
A Comparative View
14 Cheshire and Wales
15 Crossing the Frontiers of the English Realm in the Fifteenth Century
Power and Politics During the Wars of the Roses
The Changing Meaning of the Commons 13811549
18 A Farewell Speech
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