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The Britons

Author: Christopher A Snyder
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford, UK : Blackwell, 2003.
Series: Peoples of Europe.
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* A fascinating and unique history of the Britons from the late Iron Age to the late Middle Ages. * Describes the life, language and culture of the Britons before, during and after Roman rule. *  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher A Snyder
ISBN: 063122260X 9780631222606
OCLC Number: 912311454
Notes: Índices.
Description: xvi, 331 p.
Contents: List of Plates. List of Figures. List of Maps. List of Tables. Preface. Abbreviations. 1. Who are the Britons?. Britons and the Great Celtic Debate. Historiography and Methodology. Part I: Romans and Britons:. 2. Late Pre-Roman Iron Age. The Earliest Britons. Hallstatt and La Tene. The Belgae. Oppida and Proto-Urbanism in Britain. Caesar and the Britons. British Tribes and the Rise of the Catuvellauni. 3. The Roman Period. The Claudian conquest. British Client Kings. Caratacus. Boudica. Military expansion and Romanization. Organizing the Britons. Farming and Rural Settlement. Language in Roman Britain. Religion. 4. Late Roman Britain. Military and Political Events. Towns Great and Small. Hill-forts and the Native Aristocracy. Forts and Foederati. The Picts and the Scots. Britons Abroad. The British Tyrants. Part II: The Brittonic Age:. 5. Britons and Saxons. Sources and Evidence. An Historical Narrative?. A New Model for the Adventus Saxonum. The Historical Arthur Debate. Towns and Hill-forts. Kings and Tyrants. 6. The British Church. The Origins of Christianity in Britain. The Late Roman Church. Pelagius and Pelagianism in Britain. Patrick. Gildas. Monasticism and the Penitentials. The Age of the Saints. Postscript: The Synod of Whitby. Part III: A People Divided:. 7. Brittany and Galicia. Galicia. From Armorica to Brittany. Riothamus and Sidonius. The Bretons Church. Bretons and Franks. Brittany and the Carolingian Empire. Redon and Local Administration. Ducal Brittany. 8. Cornwall and the Southwest. The Southwest. The Cornovii and the Dumnonii. Tintagel and Dumnonian Kingship. Athelstan and West Saxon Expansion. The Cornish Saints. 9. Wales and the Isle of Man. Historical Narrative. Welsh Kings and Kingdoms. The Llandaff Charters and Roman Survival in Southern Wales. Hill-forts and Trade. The Irish in Wales and Man. The Welsh Church. 10. Northern Britons. The Parisii. The Brigantes. The Carvetii. Britons beyond the Wall: the Novantae, the Selgovae, the Damnonii, and the Votadini. British Survival along Hadrian's Wall. Elmet. Deira and Bernicia. Rheged. Gododdin. Strathclyde. The 'Heroic Society' of the North. Part IV: Conquest, Survival, and Revival:. 11. Normans and Britons. Bretons and the Norman Conquest. The Marcher Lords and the first Welsh Rebellions. Geoffrey of Monmouth. Arthur and the Plantagenets. Gerald of Wales. Welsh Nationalism and the Two Llywelyns. Edward I and Wales. Owain Glyn Dwr. 12. Language and Literature. The Development of the Brittonic Languages. British Latin Writers. The Bard in the Early Middle Ages. The Cynfeirdd. 'The Great Prophecy of Britain'. The Welsh Triads. The Mabinogi. The Breton Lais. Welsh Chronicles and Histories. The Last of the Royal Bards. Dafydd ap Gwilym. 13. Conclusion. The Loss of Sovereignty. Antiquarian Revival. Nationalism, Separatist Groups, and Devolution. The Britons in Perspective. Chronology of Events. Bibliography. Index.
Series Title: Peoples of Europe.
Responsibility: Christopher A. Snyder.


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