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Wales from the Romans to the Normans

Bernhard Maier

in The Celts

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780748616053
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748672219 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616053.003.0015
Wales from the Romans to the Normans

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the history of Celtic Wales. Here, the inhabitants held fast to their ancient language and culture in the mountainous regions in the west of the island, having been cut off from the rest of Celtic Britain by the Anglo-Saxon conquests. It then discusses the early history of Christianity in Wales and the earliest Welsh literature.

Keywords: Celts; Celtic Wales; Christianity; Welsh literature

Chapter.  3358 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE)

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