* Synthesizes vast amount of recent research by French scholars* Pays attention to three particularly fertile research areas: Iron Age; Carolingian period and the later Middle ages* Only book to provide a history of this distinctive region and its people. .
Patrick Galliou is Reader at the Universite de Bretagne Occidentale (Brest) and also teaches at the Universite of Haute Bretagne (Rennes). Most of his published work concerns Iron Age and Roman Brittany, and he is currently involved in a major survey of North-Western Gaul. Michael Jones is Professor of Medieval French History at the University of Nottingham. For some years he has been involved in a major multidisciplinary study of Breton seigneurial buildings, and he has also worked on the Romanesque town house of Cluny. He is Editor of Nottingham Medieval Studies and of Volume VI of the New Cambridge Medieval History.