The Political Development of Ceredigion, c.400-1081 – by D.P. Kirby. An article published in ‘Cardiganshire County History Vol 1 – From the Earliest Times to the Coming of the Normans’, Published by the Ceredigion Historical Society (Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society) in association with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales by the University of Wales Press, 2001.
A 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 was prepared by the Cardiganshire County Historical Society.
|Cardiganshire County History:|
Vol 1 – From the Earliest Times to the Coming of the Normans
Vol 2 – Medieval and Early Modern Cardiganshire
Vol 3 – Cardiganshire in Modern Times
Annual Society Publications:
Transactions of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society (1909-39)
Ceredigion – Journals of the Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society