IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 307: Medieval Welsh Texts and Identities, II

Monday 9 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (IMEMS), Aberystwyth and Bangor / School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology, Bangor University
Organiser:Euryn Rhys Roberts, School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology, Bangor University
Moderator/Chair:Huw Pryce, School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology, Bangor University
Paper 307-aPoets, Provinces, and Privileges: Regional Identity in Medieval Wales
(Language: English)
Euryn Rhys Roberts, School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology, Bangor University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Law, Mentalities
Paper 307-bWelshmen, Scholars, and Ecclesiastics: The Identities of Welsh Graduates Outside Wales
(Language: English)
Rhun Emlyn, Department of History & Welsh History, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Education, Language and Literature - Celtic, Religious Life
Paper 307-cThe Extents of the Lordship of Chirk, 1391-93
(Language: English)
Rex Smith, School of History, Welsh History & Archaeology, Bangor University
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Economics - Rural, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Social History
Abstract

The six papers offered in these two sessions explore various aspects of Welsh texts (both vernacular and Latin) and identities. In the second session, Euryn Roberts examines how, and how far, ideas of regional identity were articulated in medieval Welsh law, a corpus which generally assumes the basic unity of Wales. By utilizing a broad spectrum of texts, Rhun Emlyn’s paper explores the identities of Welsh graduates as they pursued their careers beyond their homeland. The cross-border theme is also a significant aspect of James Gregory’s paper as he investigates the transmission and reception of the cult of a Welsh saint, Gwenfrewi, in 15th-century England.