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

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Huw Pryce, John Watts, R. R. Davies
OUP Oxford, 2007 M07 12 - 283 pages
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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Secular Power and Authority in the Middle Ages
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Welsh Rulers and European Change c 11001282
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Bede and the Unchosen Race
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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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