The publication of this volume will mark an important step towards the completion of the comprehensive History of Merioneth long envisaged by the Merioneth History and Records Society. Consisting of thirteen chapters, written by specialists in the field, the volume describes the history of the county in its several aspects from the period of the early Welsh rulers to the end of the sixteenth century. The political history of Merioneth up to the Edwardian conquest; the government of the county between the conquest and the Union legislation, and the particular position of Edeirnion and Mawddwy; the Church and monastic orders; rural society, settlement and landscape; urban society and trade; the literary tradition of the county and its heraldry; and the political and cultural history in the period following the Union. Each topic is studied in detail to show the county's rich and fascinating history over several centuries. Chapters devoted to the castles, the churches and monastic buildings and the domestic architecture reflect the importance of the county's built heritage, each contribution a well-illustrated essay.
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J. Beverly Smith held the Sir John Williams Professorship of Welsh History at Aberystwyth University, UK.Review:
“ . . . the volume succeeds admirably. The content is frequently concentrated and detailed but invariably lucid and informative.” –Studia Celtica
“The editors can be congratulated for bringing together a book of high quality, with chapters that are rich in detail and valuable observation.” –Archaeologia Cambrensis
“This well-illustrated substantial addition to the history of medieval Wales has been impeccably edited by J. and Llinos Beverly Smith, and beautifully produced by the University of Wales Press . . . The editors and contributors are to be congratulated on the range of this volume which explores more fully than one would have thought possible the historical experience of medieval Meirioneth.” –Friend of the Library (Newsletter of the Friends of the National Library of Wales)
(Friend of the Library)
“. . . sumptuous volume . . . It is a delight to handle. Its beautiful presentation and superb illustrations make it a feast for the eye. Its scholarship is profound and impeccable . . . Its publication is a resounding triumph.” –Heritage in Wales
(Heritage in Wales)
“Although the editorial introduction to this magisterial volume denies that it is ‘a definitive history of an inhibitive nature’, it is hard to imagine how it will be superseded for a long time to come. Although the progress of research on particular themes may eventually render individual points obsolete, much of the achievement of the volume lies precisely in bringing so much material together on a scale that is nowadays very rare. The editors and contributors are to be congratulated on seeing this project through to completion. The standard of scholarship is outstanding, each contributor being the acknowledged authority in the appropriate field . . . It is a major contribution to medieval Welsh studies with much to offer medieval scholars in other areas.” –History
“The volume is edited to the highest scholarly standards . . . this fine book deserves the attention of historians, not just beyond Merioneth but beyond Wales.” –English Historical Review
(English Historical Review)
“It is heartening to see the production of an authoritative work of reference which will be a destination for many . . . the volume is certainly stimulating and forms an impressive achievement, marshalling a breathtaking quantity of information, historical and archaeological, in an accessible manner . . . the editors, the contributors and the Merioneth Historical and Record Society are to be congratulated on the final result. One hopes that those county histories yet to appear in print will aspire to similar high standards of scholarship, attention to detail and production.” –Welsh History Review
(Welsh History Review)
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Descrizione libro University of Wales Press, 2001. Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. [i-ix] , x-xxiv, 751; 89 illustrations, 17 maps, 3 tables. Very Good + condition. large 4to. ( Heavy ). A scarce book printed in a small number. Complete edge rubbed dust jacket. No previous ownership markings. Codice libro della libreria 070469
Descrizione libro University of Wales Press, Wales, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 1st Edition. Smart copy in complete smart dustwrapper. Postage to be at cost. Weighs nearly 3 kgs when packed for dispatch. Codice libro della libreria 031707