Brut y Tywysogion: Or, the Chronicle of the Princes of Wales

Brut y Tywysogion: Or, the Chronicle of the Princes of Wales

by Cambridge University Press


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This Welsh-language chronicle was published in 1860 for the Rolls Series. With facing-page translation into English, it was edited by John Williams ab Ithel (1811–62) using the Red Book of Hergest as the base text and four other extant manuscripts, all of which are translations into Welsh of the missing Latin source. Williams extensively edited works of Welsh history and language, though his accuracy has been criticised. This text, possibly written by Caradoc of Llancarfan up to c.1150, then completed by monks or bards of the Strata Florida monastery, covers Welsh history from the seventh century to the thirteenth, with entries on natural disasters, changes in the church calendar and the deaths of royalty, including also romances, popular tales and poems. It is of interest to scholars studying the historiography of Wales and developments in the textual criticism of its important manuscripts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108043021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2012
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Rolls
Pages: 574
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Brut y Tywysogion: or, the chronicle of the princes; Glossary; Index.

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