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Patterns of Power in Early Wales

Wendy Davies


This book is an exploration of the nature of power in early medieval Wales. The book examines the distribution of power, territorial and social, and traces the ways in which contemporaries defined this fundamental concept. It confronts challenging questions relating to definitions and consequences of military control, alien settlement, landownership, and political domination. It analyses the impact and nature of English, Irish, and Viking contacts with the Welsh, and argues their significance for the long-term development of Wales.

Keywords: power, medieval Wales, Celtic world, Viking contacts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198201533
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201533.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wendy Davies, author
University College London

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