Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Cyfoeth Y Testun: Y Sgrifau Ar Lenyddiaeth Gymraeg Yr Oesoedd Canol

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Cyfoeth Y Testun: Y Sgrifau Ar Lenyddiaeth Gymraeg Yr Oesoedd Canol

Article excerpt

Cyfoeth y Testun: Y sgrifau ar Lenyddiaeth Gymraeg yr Oesoedd Canol, ed. Iestyn Daniel, Marged Haycock, Dafydd Johnston, and Jenny Rowland (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2003). xx + 396 pp.; 13 illustrations. ISBN 0-7083-1827-4. £45.00. This volume is a collection of essays on medieval Welsh literature, both poetry and prose, by leading scholars, in memory of Professor J. E. Caerwyn Williams (1912-99). The wide range of subjects treated reflects this great scholar's influence on the field. Individual contributions deal with medieval Welsh manuscripts (Daniel Huws on the Red Book of Hergest) and scribes (Morfydd Owen on Gutun Owain and Mostyn MS 88), the overlooked anonymous poetry of the hengerdd (Jenny Rowland), the poetry of the princes (Ann Parry Owen on the use of the loose compound type hydref ddail and Nerys Ann Jones on formal variation in the marwnadau), studies of the works of individual poets (Peredur Lynch on cynghanedd in the poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym, Dafydd Johnston on writing and memory in the poetry of Gruffudd ab yr Ynad Coch) and poems (Iestyn Daniel on metre in Awdl Saith Weddi'r Pader and Marged Haycock on the background to the figure of Ceridwen in the pseudo-Taliesin poem Cadeir Ceridwen), the evidence for the performance of poetry in the Middle Ages with specific reference to the harp and the crwth (Patrick Ford), and the editing of such poetry in the present day (Helen Fulton), variation in medieval Welsh prose due to style and dialect (Peter Wynn Thomas), the development of formulae for greeting (Patricia Williams) and for naming (Proinsias Mac Cana) in medieval Welsh prose, and an early modern attestation of the romance Iarlles y Ffynnon (Sioned Davies). …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.