The Mabinogi and Other Medieval Welsh Tales

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Patrick K. Ford
University of California Press, Feb 12, 2008 - Fiction - 205 pages
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The four stories which make up the Mabinogi along with three additional tales from the same tradition form this collection and comprise the core of the ancient Welsh mythological cycle. Included are only those stories that have remained unadulterated by the influence of the French Arthurian romances, providing a rare, authentic selection of the finest works in medieval Celtic literature. In this first thoroughly revised edition and translation since Lady Charlotte Guest's famous Mabinogion in 1849, Patrick Ford has presented a scholarly document in readable, modern English, a literary achievement of the highest order.
 

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The Mabinogi are four linked medieval Welsh tales; Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, Branwen daughter of Llyr, Manawydan son of Llyr, and Math son of Mathonwy. Other tales are included in this volume, which ... Read full review

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This book is a collection of the four branches of the Mabinogi and a handful of other assorted Welsh stories that make up the Welsh mythic cycle. This version of the collection is missing stories that ... Read full review

Contents

Pwyll Prince of Dyfed
35
Branwen daughter of Llyr
57
Math son of Mathonwy
89
Lludd and Lleuelys
111
Culhwch and Olwen
119
The Tale of Gwion Bach and
159
Cad Goddeu
183
Glossary
189
A Guide to Pronunciation
195
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Patrick K. Ford is the Margaret Brooks Robinson Research Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.

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