Vita Griffini Filii Conani: The Medieval Latin Life of Gruffudd ap Cynan

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The long lost, original Latin text for Vita Griffini Filii Conani is shown with an English translation in this critical edition. The main focus of this volume is on the Welsh and Latin version of Peniarth MS, 434E, which has been heavily annotated and corrected to show that what had been thought to be the only dependable source had not in fact been an accurate translation. This discovery not only impacts medieval Welsh historians but also those involved in the translation of ...

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Overview

The long lost, original Latin text for Vita Griffini Filii Conani is shown with an English translation in this critical edition. The main focus of this volume is on the Welsh and Latin version of Peniarth MS, 434E, which has been heavily annotated and corrected to show that what had been thought to be the only dependable source had not in fact been an accurate translation. This discovery not only impacts medieval Welsh historians but also those involved in the translation of medieval works.

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Paul Russell is a lecturer in Celtic languages and literatures in the department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic at Cambridge University. He is the author of Celtic Word Formation, Introduction to the Celtic Languages, and The Welsh King and His Court.
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Table of Contents

Background 1
The manuscripts 3
The relationship between the surviving manuscripts of the Latin version 11
The evidence for an original Latin life of Gruffudd ap Cynan 15
Digression : the early manuscript tradition of Latin Redaction E of the Welsh laws 17
The Peniarth 434 version of the life of Gruffudd ap Cynan 25
The medieval Vita Griffini filii Conani 41
Method of editing 50
Vita Griffini filii Conani : text and translation 52
App. 1 The orthography of the Welsh names in Vita Griffini filii Conani
App. 2 Names of countries and nationalities in Vita Griffini filii Conani
App. 3 The fair copy in BL, Cotton MS, Vitellius C.ix
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