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    Cardiganshire County History: From the Earliest Times to the Coming of the Normans v. 1 (Cardiganshire County History) (Hardback) Volume editor J.L. Davies, Volume editor D.P. Kirby, Edited by Ieuan Gwynedd Jones

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    DescriptionA comprehensive and scholary history of prehistoric and early Cardiganshire. This volume is illustrated with maps, line-drawings and photographic plates. It begins with the geography of the county, its flora and fauna, and traces the slow emergence of Man in prehistoric times. It reconstructs, from evidence much of which has only been recently discovered, the extent and nature of the Roman Occupation, and finaly the slow emergence of the kingdom of Ceredigion, the nature of its economic and social organization and political structures. The coming of Christianity, the settlements of the Saints and their priceless heritage, are also explored. The volume ends with the coming of the Normans. This is the first volume to appear in the County History which is being prepared by the Cardiganshire County Historical Society. The completed history will consist of three scholarly volumes designed to present the history of the ancient county from the beginning to the present day. Volume 2: "Medieval and Early Modern Cardiganshire", edited by Professor J. Beverley Smith and Volume 3: "Cardiganshire in Modern Times", edited by Professor Ieuan Gwynedd Jones and Professor Geraint H. Jenkins are in preparation and will follow at regular intervals.

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    Cardiganshire County History: From the Earliest Times to the Coming of the Normans v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    Volume editor J.L. Davies, Volume editor D.P. Kirby, Edited by Ieuan Gwynedd Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 215 mm
    Height: 275 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,928 g
    ISBN 13: 9780708311707
    ISBN 10: 0708311709

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLC, HBLA, HDD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Approval Code: A15202020
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 18
    BIC subject category V2: RBGF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKW
    B&T Approval Code: A14600000
    DC20: 942.961
    LC classification: DA740.C3C3
    DC22: 942.9/61
    LC classification: DA740.C3 C37 1994
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Illustrations note
    maps, line drawings, photographic plates
    University of Wales Press
    Imprint name
    University of Wales Press
    Publication date
    30 November 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    '...essential reading for all with an interest in the archaeology of Wales and beyond. This history should serve to stimulate research for generations to come.' Archaeologia Cambrensis
    Table of contents
    Part 1: The land of Cardiganshire, D.Q. Bowen; soils and land use, C.C. Rudeforth; the history of vegetation in Cardiganshire, P.D. Moore; the higher plants and vegetation of Cardiganshire, A.O. Charles; the vertebrate animals of Cardiganshire, W.M. Condry; the lepidoptera of Cardiganshire, Adrian Fowles. Part 2: the Stone Age, C.H. Houlder; the Bronze Age, C.S. Briggs; the iron age, J.L. Davies; the hillforts and later prehistoric settlements, A.H.A. Hogg; the Roman period, J.L. Davies; the political development of Ceridigion, c.400-1081, D.P. Kirby; early society and economy, R.A. Dodgshon; the coming of Christianity, D.P. Kirby; the saints of Cardiganshire, P.O. Riain; the archaeology of early Christianity in Cardiganshire, Heather James; the early Christian monuments, W. Gwyn Thomas.