Dr John Davies

  • Research Associate (History)

telephone: 1901
email: John.R.Davies@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests:

  • Ecclesiastical history of Great Britain in the middle ages
  • Diplomatic
  • Medieval Chronicles
  • The Lives of the Saints
  • Medieval Prosopography
  • Digital Humanities
  • History of Medieval Wales
  • History of Medieval Scotland
  • Scottish Wars of Independence

Teaching

 

Additional information

 

John Davies read Theology at the University of Durham. After gaining his PhD in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic from the University of Cambridge, he held a research post in the Department of Welsh at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. In 2004 he joined the Department of Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh, and became part of the Scottish History team at the University of Glasgow in 2008. His main interests include the ecclesiastical history of Britain down to the thirteenth century, with a special interest in ecclesiastical organisation, the cult of saints, and hagiography. His current and most recent work is on the diplomatic and palaeography of medieval charters; medieval chronicles; and the application of digital technology to the study of medieval history. With Dauvit Broun and Joanna Tucker, John has been developing teaching materials on the Scottish Wars of Independence for Scottish schools. He is also interested in cross-cultural comparative history, and is currently working with historians in India on the early medieval records of property-transfer from Bengal. From April 2014, he will be working on a project funded by a major AHRC grant, 'Models of Authority: Scottish charters and the emergence of government, 1100–1250'.

 

Publications

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Number of items: 43.

2013

Davies, J. R. (2013) The cult of saints in the early Welsh March: aspects of cultural transmission in a time of political conflict. In: Duffy, S. and Foran, S. (eds.) The English Isles: Cultural Transmission and Political Conflict in Britain and Ireland, 1100-1500. Four Courts Press, Dublin, pp. 37-55. ISBN 9781846822230

Davies, J. (2013) The execution of William Wallace: Saint Bartholomew’s Eve, Monday 23 August 1305. Breaking of Britain: Cross-Border Society and Scottish Independence 1216–1314 .

Davies, J. R. (2013) Welshmen in the army of Edward 1 during the Scottish campaign of 1296. Breaking of Britain: Cross-Border Society and Scottish Independence 1216–1314 .

2012

Davies, J.R., Sharpe, R., and Taylor, S. (2012) Comforting sentences from the warming room at Inchcolm abbey. Innes Review, 63 (2). pp. 260-266. ISSN 0020-157X (doi:10.3366/inr.2012.0041)

Davies, J.R. (2012) Old Testament personal names among the Britons: their occurrence and significance before the twelfth century. Viator, 43 (1). pp. 175-192. ISSN 0083-5897

2011

Davies, J.R. (2011) The texts of the Ragman Roll. Breaking of Britain 1216-1314 .

Davies, J.R. (2011) The making of the Ragman Roll: the work of the notary. Breaking of Britain 1216-1314 .

Davies, J. (2011) Cathedrals and the cult of saints in eleventh and twelfth century Wales. In: Dalton, P., Insley, C. and Wilkinson, L.J. (eds.) Cathedrals, Communities and Conflict in the Anglo-Norman World. Series: Studies in the History of Medieval Religion . Boydell Press, Woodbridge, pp. 99-115. ISBN 9781843836209

Davies, J.R. (2011) The execution of William Wallace: the earliest account. Breaking of Britain 1216-1314 .

Davies, J. (2011) William Wallace: pretender to the crown of Scotland. History Scotland, 11 (5). ISSN 1475-5270

2010

Davies, J. (2010) The donor and the duty of warrandice: giving and granting in Scottish charters. In: The Reality Behind Charter Diplomatic in the Anglo-Norman Era. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, pp. 120-165. ISBN 9780852619193

Davies, J.R. (2010) The cult of Saint Constantine. Society of Friends of Govan Old, Glasgow. ISBN 9780954532185

Davies, J. (2010) King David deals with a controversial transaction: the language of giving and granting in the dispute over Edrom and Nisbet. Feature of the Month: The Paradox of Medieval Scotland 1093-1286, 12 .

2009

Davies, J. (2009) 'Giving', 'Granting', and 'Confirming': the problem of dispositive verbs in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Scottish charters: part III - implied warrandice in Scottish charters. Feature of the Month: The Paradox of Medieval Scotland 1093-1286, 5 .

Davies, J. (2009) 'Giving', 'Granting', and 'Confirming': the problem of dispositive verbs in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Scottish charters: Part II. Feature of the Month: The Paradox of Medieval Scotland 1093-1286, 4 .

Davies, J. (2009) 'Giving', 'Granting', and 'Confirming': the problem of dispositive verbs in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Scottish charters: Part I. Feature of the Month: The Paradox of Medieval Scotland 1093-1286, 2 .

Boardman, S., Davies, J.R. and Williamson, E., (Eds.) (2009) Saints' Cults in the Celtic World. Series: Studies in Celtic history. Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK. ISBN 9781843834328

Boardman, S., Davies, J. and Williamson, E., (Eds.) (2009) Saints' Cults in the Celtic World. Series: Studies in Celtic history. Boydell, Woodbridge. ISBN 9781843834328

Davies, J.R. (2009) Bishop Kentigern among the Britons. In: Boardman, S., Davies, J.R. and Williamson, E. (eds.) Saints' Cults in the Celtic World. Series: Studies in Celtic history (25). Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK, pp. 67-99. ISBN 9781843834328

Davies, J.R. (2009) Wales and West Britain in the tenth and eleventh centuries. In: Stafford, P. (ed.) A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland c.500-1100. Series: Blackwell companions to history . Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK, pp. 342-357. ISBN 9781405106283

Williamson, E. (2009) The cult of the Three Kings of Cologne in Scotland. In: Boardman, S., Davies, J. and Williamson, E. (eds.) Saints' Cults in the Celtic World. Series: Studies in Celtic history (25). Boydell, Woodbridge, pp. 160-179. ISBN 9781843834328

2008

Davies, J. (2008) Aspects of Church Reform in Wales, c. 1093–c. 1223. In: Lewis, C.P. (ed.) Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2007. Series: Anglo-Norman Studies (30). Boydell, Woodbridge, pp. 85-99. ISBN 9781843833796

Davies, J.R. (2008) The Augustinian and Premonstratensian canons. In: Davies, J. (ed.) Academi Encyclopedia of Wales. University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. ISBN 9780708319543

Davies, J.R. (2008) The Benedictines. In: Davies, J. (ed.) Academi Encyclopedia of Wales. University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. ISBN 9780708319543

Davies, J.R. (2008) Bernard (bishop of St Davids). In: Davies, J. (ed.) Academi Encyclopedia of Wales. University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. ISBN 9780708319543

Davies, J.R. (2008) Herewald (bishop of Glamorgan). In: Davies, J. (ed.) Academi Encyclopedia of Wales. University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. ISBN 9780708319543

Davies, J.R. (2008) St Samson of Dol. In: Davies, J. (ed.) Academi Encyclopedia of Wales. University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. ISBN 9780708319543

Davies, J.R. (2008) Urban (bishop of Llandaf). In: Davies, J. (ed.) Academi Encyclopedia of Wales. University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. ISBN 9780708319543

2007

Davies, J.R. (2007) The Archbishopric St Davids and the bishops of Clas Cynidr. In: Evans, J.W. and Wooding, J.M. (eds.) St. David of Wales: Cult, Church, and Nation. Series: Studies in Celtic history (24). Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK, pp. 296-304. ISBN 9781843833222

Davies, J.R. (2007) Some observations on the 'Nero', 'Digby', and 'Vespasian' recensions of Vita S. David. In: Evans, J.W. and Wooding, J.M. (eds.) St. David of Wales: Cult, Church, and Nation. Series: Studies in Celtic history (24). Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK, pp. 156-160. ISBN 9781843833222

Sharpe, R., and Davies, J.R. (2007) Rhygyfarch's Life of St David. In: Evans, J.W. and Wooding, J.M. (eds.) St. David of Wales: Cult, Church, and Nation. Series: Studies in Celtic history (24). Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK, pp. 107-155. ISBN 9781843833222

2005

Davies, J.R. (2005) Ecclesiastical organisation. In: Duffy, S., MacShamhráin, A. and Moynes, J. (eds.) Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia. Series: The Routledge encyclopedias of the Middle Ages (10). Routledge, New York, USA. ISBN 9780415940528

2003

Davies, J.R. (2003) The Book of Llandaf and the Norman Church in Wales. Series: Studies in Celtic history (21). Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK. ISBN 9781843830245

Davies, J.R. (2003) Church organization (Anglo-Saxon and Celtic). In: Loades, D.M. (ed.) Reader's Guide to British History. Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, USA. ISBN 9781579582425

Davies, J.R. (2003) Gerard of Wales. In: Loades, D.M. (ed.) Reader's Guide to British History. Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, USA. ISBN 9781579582425

Davies, J.R. (2003) Gruffudd ap Llywelyn. In: Loades, D.M. (ed.) Reader's Guide to British History. Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, USA. ISBN 9781579582425

Davies, J.R. (2003) Historia Brittonum. In: Loades, D.M. (ed.) Reader's Guide to British History. Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, USA. ISBN 9781579582425

Davies, J.R. (2003) Rhodri the Great and Hywel the Good. In: Loades, D.M. (ed.) Reader's Guide to British History. Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, USA. ISBN 9781579582425

Davies, J.R. (2003) Wales before union with England (early kingdoms). In: Loades, D.M. (ed.) Reader's Guide to British History. Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, USA. ISBN 9781579582425

2002

Davies, J.R. (2002) The saints of South Wales and the Welsh church. In: Thacker, A. and Sharpe, R. (eds.) Local Saints and Local Churches in the Early Medieval West. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 361-395. ISBN 9780198203940

1999

Davies, J. (1999) The Book of Llandaf: a twelfth-century perspective. In: Harper-Bill, C. (ed.) Proceedings of the Battle Conference 1998. Series: Anglo-Norman Studies, 21 . Boydell Press, Suffolk, UK. ISBN 9780851157450

1998

Davies, J.R. (1998) Liber Landavensis: its date and the identity of its editor. Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, 35 . pp. 1-11. ISSN 1353-0089

1997

Davies, J.R. (1997) Church, property, and conflict in Wales, AD 600–1100. Welsh History Review, 18 (3). pp. 387-406. ISSN 0083-792X

This list was generated on Tue Sep 2 10:16:51 2014 BST.
Number of items: 43.

Article

Davies, J. (2013) The execution of William Wallace: Saint Bartholomew’s Eve, Monday 23 August 1305. Breaking of Britain: Cross-Border Society and Scottish Independence 1216–1314 .

Davies, J. R. (2013) Welshmen in the army of Edward 1 during the Scottish campaign of 1296. Breaking of Britain: Cross-Border Society and Scottish Independence 1216–1314 .

Davies, J.R., Sharpe, R., and Taylor, S. (2012) Comforting sentences from the warming room at Inchcolm abbey. Innes Review, 63 (2). pp. 260-266. ISSN 0020-157X (doi:10.3366/inr.2012.0041)

Davies, J.R. (2012) Old Testament personal names among the Britons: their occurrence and significance before the twelfth century. Viator, 43 (1). pp. 175-192. ISSN 0083-5897

Davies, J.R. (2011) The texts of the Ragman Roll. Breaking of Britain 1216-1314 .

Davies, J.R. (2011) The making of the Ragman Roll: the work of the notary. Breaking of Britain 1216-1314 .

Davies, J.R. (2011) The execution of William Wallace: the earliest account. Breaking of Britain 1216-1314 .

Davies, J. (2011) William Wallace: pretender to the crown of Scotland. History Scotland, 11 (5). ISSN 1475-5270

Davies, J. (2010) King David deals with a controversial transaction: the language of giving and granting in the dispute over Edrom and Nisbet. Feature of the Month: The Paradox of Medieval Scotland 1093-1286, 12 .

Davies, J. (2009) 'Giving', 'Granting', and 'Confirming': the problem of dispositive verbs in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Scottish charters: part III - implied warrandice in Scottish charters. Feature of the Month: The Paradox of Medieval Scotland 1093-1286, 5 .

Davies, J. (2009) 'Giving', 'Granting', and 'Confirming': the problem of dispositive verbs in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Scottish charters: Part II. Feature of the Month: The Paradox of Medieval Scotland 1093-1286, 4 .

Davies, J. (2009) 'Giving', 'Granting', and 'Confirming': the problem of dispositive verbs in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Scottish charters: Part I. Feature of the Month: The Paradox of Medieval Scotland 1093-1286, 2 .

Davies, J.R. (1998) Liber Landavensis: its date and the identity of its editor. Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, 35 . pp. 1-11. ISSN 1353-0089

Davies, J.R. (1997) Church, property, and conflict in Wales, AD 600–1100. Welsh History Review, 18 (3). pp. 387-406. ISSN 0083-792X

Book

Davies, J.R. (2010) The cult of Saint Constantine. Society of Friends of Govan Old, Glasgow. ISBN 9780954532185

Davies, J.R. (2003) The Book of Llandaf and the Norman Church in Wales. Series: Studies in Celtic history (21). Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK. ISBN 9781843830245

Book Section

Davies, J. R. (2013) The cult of saints in the early Welsh March: aspects of cultural transmission in a time of political conflict. In: Duffy, S. and Foran, S. (eds.) The English Isles: Cultural Transmission and Political Conflict in Britain and Ireland, 1100-1500. Four Courts Press, Dublin, pp. 37-55. ISBN 9781846822230

Davies, J. (2011) Cathedrals and the cult of saints in eleventh and twelfth century Wales. In: Dalton, P., Insley, C. and Wilkinson, L.J. (eds.) Cathedrals, Communities and Conflict in the Anglo-Norman World. Series: Studies in the History of Medieval Religion . Boydell Press, Woodbridge, pp. 99-115. ISBN 9781843836209

Davies, J. (2010) The donor and the duty of warrandice: giving and granting in Scottish charters. In: The Reality Behind Charter Diplomatic in the Anglo-Norman Era. University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, pp. 120-165. ISBN 9780852619193

Davies, J.R. (2009) Bishop Kentigern among the Britons. In: Boardman, S., Davies, J.R. and Williamson, E. (eds.) Saints' Cults in the Celtic World. Series: Studies in Celtic history (25). Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK, pp. 67-99. ISBN 9781843834328

Davies, J.R. (2009) Wales and West Britain in the tenth and eleventh centuries. In: Stafford, P. (ed.) A Companion to the Early Middle Ages: Britain and Ireland c.500-1100. Series: Blackwell companions to history . Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester, UK, pp. 342-357. ISBN 9781405106283

Williamson, E. (2009) The cult of the Three Kings of Cologne in Scotland. In: Boardman, S., Davies, J. and Williamson, E. (eds.) Saints' Cults in the Celtic World. Series: Studies in Celtic history (25). Boydell, Woodbridge, pp. 160-179. ISBN 9781843834328

Davies, J. (2008) Aspects of Church Reform in Wales, c. 1093–c. 1223. In: Lewis, C.P. (ed.) Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2007. Series: Anglo-Norman Studies (30). Boydell, Woodbridge, pp. 85-99. ISBN 9781843833796

Davies, J.R. (2008) The Augustinian and Premonstratensian canons. In: Davies, J. (ed.) Academi Encyclopedia of Wales. University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. ISBN 9780708319543

Davies, J.R. (2008) The Benedictines. In: Davies, J. (ed.) Academi Encyclopedia of Wales. University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. ISBN 9780708319543

Davies, J.R. (2008) Bernard (bishop of St Davids). In: Davies, J. (ed.) Academi Encyclopedia of Wales. University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. ISBN 9780708319543

Davies, J.R. (2008) Herewald (bishop of Glamorgan). In: Davies, J. (ed.) Academi Encyclopedia of Wales. University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. ISBN 9780708319543

Davies, J.R. (2008) St Samson of Dol. In: Davies, J. (ed.) Academi Encyclopedia of Wales. University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. ISBN 9780708319543

Davies, J.R. (2008) Urban (bishop of Llandaf). In: Davies, J. (ed.) Academi Encyclopedia of Wales. University of Wales, Cardiff, UK. ISBN 9780708319543

Davies, J.R. (2007) The Archbishopric St Davids and the bishops of Clas Cynidr. In: Evans, J.W. and Wooding, J.M. (eds.) St. David of Wales: Cult, Church, and Nation. Series: Studies in Celtic history (24). Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK, pp. 296-304. ISBN 9781843833222

Davies, J.R. (2007) Some observations on the 'Nero', 'Digby', and 'Vespasian' recensions of Vita S. David. In: Evans, J.W. and Wooding, J.M. (eds.) St. David of Wales: Cult, Church, and Nation. Series: Studies in Celtic history (24). Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK, pp. 156-160. ISBN 9781843833222

Sharpe, R., and Davies, J.R. (2007) Rhygyfarch's Life of St David. In: Evans, J.W. and Wooding, J.M. (eds.) St. David of Wales: Cult, Church, and Nation. Series: Studies in Celtic history (24). Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK, pp. 107-155. ISBN 9781843833222

Davies, J.R. (2005) Ecclesiastical organisation. In: Duffy, S., MacShamhráin, A. and Moynes, J. (eds.) Medieval Ireland: An Encyclopedia. Series: The Routledge encyclopedias of the Middle Ages (10). Routledge, New York, USA. ISBN 9780415940528

Davies, J.R. (2003) Church organization (Anglo-Saxon and Celtic). In: Loades, D.M. (ed.) Reader's Guide to British History. Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, USA. ISBN 9781579582425

Davies, J.R. (2003) Gerard of Wales. In: Loades, D.M. (ed.) Reader's Guide to British History. Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, USA. ISBN 9781579582425

Davies, J.R. (2003) Gruffudd ap Llywelyn. In: Loades, D.M. (ed.) Reader's Guide to British History. Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, USA. ISBN 9781579582425

Davies, J.R. (2003) Historia Brittonum. In: Loades, D.M. (ed.) Reader's Guide to British History. Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, USA. ISBN 9781579582425

Davies, J.R. (2003) Rhodri the Great and Hywel the Good. In: Loades, D.M. (ed.) Reader's Guide to British History. Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, USA. ISBN 9781579582425

Davies, J.R. (2003) Wales before union with England (early kingdoms). In: Loades, D.M. (ed.) Reader's Guide to British History. Fitzroy Dearborn, New York, USA. ISBN 9781579582425

Davies, J.R. (2002) The saints of South Wales and the Welsh church. In: Thacker, A. and Sharpe, R. (eds.) Local Saints and Local Churches in the Early Medieval West. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 361-395. ISBN 9780198203940

Davies, J. (1999) The Book of Llandaf: a twelfth-century perspective. In: Harper-Bill, C. (ed.) Proceedings of the Battle Conference 1998. Series: Anglo-Norman Studies, 21 . Boydell Press, Suffolk, UK. ISBN 9780851157450

Edited Book

Boardman, S., Davies, J.R. and Williamson, E., (Eds.) (2009) Saints' Cults in the Celtic World. Series: Studies in Celtic history. Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK. ISBN 9781843834328

Boardman, S., Davies, J. and Williamson, E., (Eds.) (2009) Saints' Cults in the Celtic World. Series: Studies in Celtic history. Boydell, Woodbridge. ISBN 9781843834328

This list was generated on Tue Sep 2 10:16:51 2014 BST.