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The Economy of Medieval Wales, 1067-1536

Author(s): Matthew Frank Stevens

Language: English

Genre(s): Medieval

October 2019144 pages216x138mm

Paperback - 9781786834843 eBook - epub - 9781786834867 eBook - mobi - 9781786834874 eBook - pdf - 9781786834850

About The Book

This book surveys the economy of Wales from the first Norman intrusions of 1067 to the Act of Union of England and Wales in 1536. Key themes include the evolution of the agrarian economy; the foundation and growth of towns; the adoption of a money economy; English colonization and economic exploitation; the collapse of Welsh social structures and rise of economic individualism; the disastrous effect of the Glyndŵr rebellion; and, ultimately, the alignment of the Welsh economy to the English economy. Comprising four chapters, a narrative history is presented of the economic history of Wales, 1067–1536, and the final chapter tests the applicability in a Welsh context of the main theoretical frameworks that have been developed to explain long-term economic and social change in medieval Britain and Europe.


1 Early History, Conquest and Colonisation, 1067–1315
2 The Medieval Economy at its Apex, 1282–1348
3 Crises and Restructuring, 1315–1536
4 Modelling the Economy of Medieval Wales

About the Author(s)

Matthew Frank Stevens

Matthew Frank Stevens is Senior Lecturer in History at Swansea University. His work is primarily focused on the economic, legal and social history of later medieval Britain and Europe.

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