By Huw Pryce
This quantity offers the 1st finished choice of charters, letters and different written acts issued by way of local rulers of Wales from the early 12th century to the Edwardian conquest of 1282–3. It thereby makes extra obtainable than ever prior to a key physique of resource fabric for the research of medieval Wales in the course of ‘the age of the princes’ – an period of struggles for energy through local rulers either between themselves and with Marcher lords and the English crown. The files assembled and analysed right here light up quite a lot of issues together with political advancements and ideas of authority in Wales, Anglo–Welsh family members, contacts with kings of France and the papacy, benefactions to spiritual homes, dispute payment and makes use of of the written be aware in Welsh society. The version prints the surviving texts, just about all in Latin, of 444 records, including English summaries and explanatory notes, and in addition comprises notices of one other 174 records whose complete texts were misplaced. assurance is vast, extending from the main dynasties of Gwynedd, Powys and Deheubarth to much less robust dynasties resembling these of Arwystli in mid-Wales and Gwynllwg within the south-east. the importance of the fabric as a complete is classified in a considerable advent. This outlines the historical past of every dynasty and territory whose rulers’ acts are integrated earlier than analysing the textual transmission and diplomatic of the records extant as texts and discussing the organizations chargeable for their construction.
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2 Coverage is intentionally broad. The term ‘ruler’ has been applied to members not only of the dominant dynasties of Deheubarth, Powys and, above all, Gwynedd but also of minor dynasties such as those of Arwystli or Senghennydd; and, in a world where political power was often contested and fragmented, to individuals within each dynasty who exercised some measure of authority, however limited geographically or temporally. 4 In addition, much is owed to the efforts of previous editors of individual documents or collections of documents.
Ireland and Britain, 1170–1450 (London and Rio Grande, Ohio, 1998). GALBRAITH, V. , 4 (1932–4), 205–22. GCBM I Gwaith Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr I, ed. N. A. Jones and A. Parry Owen (Cyfres Beirdd y Tywysogion, 3; Cardiff, 1991). BIBLIOGRAPHY xxxi Gesta Regis Henrici Secundi et Ricardi Primi Benedicti Abbatis, ed. W. Stubbs, 2 vols (Rolls Series, London, 1867). Gilberti ex abbate Glocestriae episcopi primum Herefordiensis deinde Londoniensis epistolae, ed. J. A. Giles, 2 vols (Patres Ecclesiae Anglicanae; Oxford, 1845).
3 Cf. , Diplomatique médiévale, 104–5. 4 H. This edition contains most of the documents listed in H (see the concordance, below, pp. 816–23) together with further discoveries made since H went to press. Errors in H have normally been corrected silently in the present work. 2 INTRODUCTION sources concerning mainly England or the monastic charters in Dugdale’s Monasticon, these publications include important volumes of Welsh documents, namely G. T. Clark’s edition of Glamorgan charters, J. 5 As the endnotes to individual documents make clear, the present work also draws extensively on earlier historiography of twelfth- and thirteenthcentury Wales.
Acts of the Welsh Rulers, 1120-1283 (Latin Edition) by Huw Pryce