Davies (Wendy)

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Davies, Wendy, and Roy Flechner, “Conversion to Christianity and economic change: consequence or coincidence?”, in: Flechner, Roy, and Máire Ní Mhaonaigh (eds), The introduction of Christianity into the early medieval Insular world: converting the Isles I, CELAMA 19, Turnhout: Brepols, 2016. 377–396.
Davies, Wendy, “Holding court: judicial presidency in Brittany, Wales and northern Iberia in the early Middle Ages”, in: Edmonds, Fiona, and Paul Russell (eds.), Tome: studies in medieval Celtic history and law in honour of Thomas Charles-Edwards, Studies in Celtic History 31, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2011. 145–154.
Davies, Wendy, “Settling disputes in early medieval Spain and Portugal: a contrast with Wales and Brittany?”, in: Griffiths, Ralph A., and Phillipp R. Schofield (eds.), Wales and the Welsh in the Middle Ages: essays presented to J. Beverley Smith, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2011. 89–107.
Davies, Wendy, and Paul Fouracre (eds), The languages of gift in the early Middle Ages, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Davies, Wendy, Brittany in the early middle ages, Variorum Collected Studies Series 924, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009.
Davies, Wendy, Welsh history in the early Middle Ages: texts and societies, Variorum Collected Studies Series 915, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009.  
This volume brings together Wendy Davies's pioneering early studies on the text of the Book of Llan Dâv alongside later pieces which explore the place of Wales in the wider world of the early middle ages. The Llandaff studies have provoked much subsequent comment: readers will find it helpful to reconsider what the author actually said about arguably the most significant surviving text for early medieval Welsh history - as opposed to the several published interpretations of what she is supposed to have said. The later work includes much-cited papers on the Latin charter tradition of the Celtic world and on 'Celtic' women; as well as studies of the so-called Celtic church and of the distinctiveness of Celtic saints - in all of which Welsh evidence makes a particularly important contribution. It also includes recent pieces on the environment and economy of early medieval Wales, which highlight some of the crucial new evidence provided by archaeology as well as historiographical issues that attract much current interest. Overall, the author has sought to make Welsh evidence accessible to scholars with interests in other parts of the middle ages and to ensure that Wales plays a part in broader surveys of early medieval Europe.
(source: Ashgate)
Davies, Wendy, “Franks and Bretons: The impact of political climate and historiographical tradition on writing their ninth-century history”, in: Fouracre, Paul J., and David Ganz (eds), Frankland: the Franks and the world of the early middle ages. Essays in honour of Dame Jinty Nelson, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008. 304–321.
Davies, Wendy, “The Celtic kingdoms”, in: Fouracre, Paul J. [ed.], The new Cambridge medieval history, c. 500–c. 700, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. 232–262.
Davies, Wendy, “Alfred’s contemporaries: Irish, Welsh, Scots and Breton”, in: Reuter, Timothy (ed.), Alfred the Great: papers from the Eleventh-Centenary Conferences, Studies in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003. 323–338.
Davies, Wendy, James Graham-Campbell, Mark Handley, Paul Kershaw, John T. Koch, and Gwenaël Le Duc (eds), The inscriptions of early medieval Brittany / Les inscriptions de la Bretagne du Haut Moyen Âge, Celtic Studies Publications 5, Oakville, Connecticut: Celtic Studies Publications, 2000.
Davies, Wendy, “Charter-writing and its uses in early medieval Celtic societies”, in: Pryce, Huw [ed.], Literacy in medieval Celtic societies, Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature 33, Cambridge, New York, Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1998. 99–112.
Davies, Wendy, “Anger and the Celtic saint”, in: Rosenwein, Barbara H. [ed.], Anger’s past: the social uses of an emotion in the Middle Ages, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998. 191–202.
Davies, Wendy, “The composition of the Redon cartulary”, Francia 17 (1990): 69–90.
Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek: <link>
Davies, Wendy, Patterns of power in early Wales, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990.
Davies, Wendy, “The place of healing in early Irish society”, in: Ó Corráin, Donnchadh, Liam Breatnach, and Kim R. McCone (eds.), Sages, saints and storytellers: Celtic studies in honour of Professor James Carney, Maynooth Monographs 2, Maynooth: An Sagart, 1989. 43–55.
Davies, Wendy, Small worlds: the village community in early medieval Brittany, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988. 277 pp.
Davies, Wendy, “Forgery in the Cartulaire de Redon”, in: Fälschungen im Mittelalter: Internationaler Kongreß der Monumenta Germaniae Historica München, 16.-19. September 1986, 5 vols, MGH Schriften 33, Hannover, 1988. Vol. 4: 265–274.
Davies, Wendy, and Paul Fouracre (eds), The settlement of disputes in early medieval Europe, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Davies, Wendy, “Les chartes du Cartulaire de Landévennec ”, in: Simon, Marc (ed.), Landévennec et le monachisme breton dans le haut Moyen Âge: actes du colloque du 15e centenaire de l’abbaye de Landévennec, 25-26-27 avril 1985, Association Landévennec 485–1985, Landévennec: Association Landévennec, 1986. 85–95.
Davies, Wendy, “Suretyship in the Cartulaire de Redon”, in: Charles-Edwards, T. M., Morfydd E. Owen, and D. B. Walters (eds.), Lawyers and laymen. Studies in the history of law, presented to Professor Dafydd Jenkins on his seventy-fifth birthday, Gwyl Ddewi 1986, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1986. 72–91.
Davies, Wendy, “Peoples and places in dispute in ninth-century Brittany”, in: Davies, Wendy, and Paul Fouracre (eds), The settlement of disputes in early medieval Europe, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986. 65–84.
Davies, Wendy, and David Tierney, “Nouvelle Clio? [Review of: Moody, T. W., F. X. Martin, and F. J. Byrne (eds.), A new history of Ireland, vol. 8: A chronology of Irish history to 1976: a companion to Irish history, part I, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982]”, Peritia 3 (1984): 559–566.
Davies, Wendy, “Priests and rural communities in East Brittany in the ninth century”, Études Celtiques 20 (1983): 177–197.  
Étude du rôle et de l'importance des prêtres au IXe s. d’après les transactions conservées dans le Cartulaire de Redon. Les prêtres ont alors des propriétés personnelles , qui leur viennent de leur famille, peut-être comme leur propre charge. Ils accumulent parfois les possessions, grâce au prêt sur gages. Ils jouent un rôle important, comme lettrés. Comme témoins de transactions, certains prêtres ont un large champ d’action (ce sont des moines de Redon), d’autres interviennent dans un domaine restreint, dans le ploue où ils habitent, où ils ont des possessions (ce sont des prêtres attachés à une plebs). La grande densité de ces derniers permet de supposer qu’il existait dans chaque plebs une communauté de prêtres, souvent héréditaires, jouissant de larges pouvoirs. Comparée à d’autres pays d’Europe occidentale, la Bretagne a connu une organisation précoce du clergé rural et du service pastoral des campagnes.
Journal volume:  Persée – Études Celtiques, vol. 20, 1983: <link>
Astill, Grenville, and Wendy Davies, “Field walking in East Brittany, 1982”, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 4 (Winter, 1982): 19–31.
Davies, Wendy, Wales in the early Middle Ages, Studies in the Early History of Britain, Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1982.


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