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Mabinogi & Other Medieval Welsh Tales

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Publisher Comments:

The title Mabinogi refers to the first four stories in this collection of tales from Welsh tradition. They are best known as the "Four Branches of the Mabinogi," and comprise the tales of Pwyll, Branwen, Manawydan, and Math. The remaining stories also spring from the same tree, and together they form a collection that comprises the core of the ancient Welsh mythological cycle. They are also among the best the medieval Celtic literature has to offer.

In the first thoroughly revised edition and translation of this world classic since Lady Charlotte Guest's famous Mabinogion went out of print, Mr. Ford has endeavored to present a scholarly document in readable, modern English. Basing his criteria on the latest scholarship in myth, he includes only those stories that have remained unadulterated by the influence of the French Arthurian romances. These are, in addition to the "Four Branches," the tale of "Kulhwch and Olwen," which is rooted in the mythological origins of Arthur, seen here in his role of divine hunter in pursuit of the swine-god; "Lludd and Lleuelis," which reaches beyond its immediate Celtic sources into ancient Indo-European ideologies; and the long unavailable "Tale of Taliesin," which offers insights into Celtic concepts of the archetypal poet-seer and the acquisition of Divine Wisdom.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Patrick K. Ford is the Margaret Brooks Robinson Research Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed.--Branwen, daughter of Llãyr.--Manawydan, son of Llãyr.--Math, son of Mathonwy.--Lludd and Lleuelys.--Culhwch and Olwen.--The tale of Gwion Bach.--The tale of Taliesin.--Appendix: Cad goddeu.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520034143
Editor:
Ford, Patrick K.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Editor:
Ford, Patrick K.
Author:
Ford, Patrick K.
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Collections and anthologies
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Tales, Medieval
Subject:
Tales -- Wales.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19770315
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
205
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x .625 in 9 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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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