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Lordship and Society in the
March of Wales 1282-1400
R. R. Davies
'Professor Davies's book is one of the most impressive and valuable
monographs written on the history of Wales during this century.
In studying the March or borderland between England and Wales, he
tackled a notoriously complex subject which has daunted all but the
bravest and most gifted historians. From this ordeal by historical
encounter he emerged wholly triumphant. He has given us a superbly
documented, artistically rounded, rigorously argued and pungently
written study, immediately recognizable as a classic account which
will hold its ground for decades to come Prominent among
Professor Davies's merits are the exquisite lucidity and the sharp edge
of his writing Those who had the good fortune to work with
Rees Davies have long regarded him as one of the most promising
of young British historians. This book abundantly fulfils that promise,
and stamps him as a major scholar. It is a powerful contribution not
only to Welsh history but to our understanding of medieval Britain and
Europe.' Glanmor Williams in the Western Mail.  15
Oxford University Press
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