Early Irish and Welsh Kinship - T. M. Charles-EdwardsOxford: Clarendon Press, 1993, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Sunned at the spine and onto the margins of the panels of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Includes: Maps; Tables; Glossary; Includes: Maps; Tables; Glossary;
From the cover: “This is a major comparative study of early Irish and Welsh kinship. Kinship is a central element in all human societies. It was of particular significance in early medieval Ireland and Wales where governmental institutions were, in general, weak.
T. M. Charles-Edwards examines the forms of kinship found in Ireland and Wales at the earliest periods for which documentation is sufficient (the seventh century for Ireland and the twelfth-thirteenth centuries for Wales). His analysis of kinship vocabulary and careful consideration of the available evidence enables him to take the discussion back to earlier periods.
This is the first extended scholarly comparison of Irish and Welsh kinship. It is an erudite and fascinating study of the interplay of tradition and innovation in the development of kinship from the prehistoric to the medieval period.”