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Published in Llanbedrog, N. Wales .
Written in English



  • Wales


  • Welsh poetry -- To 1100.,
  • Wales -- Poetry.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementreproduced & edited by J. Gwenogvryn Evans.
SeriesSeries of Welsh texts [vol. XI]
ContributionsEvans, J. Gwenogvryn, ed.
LC ClassificationsPB2273 .R4 1911
The Physical Object
Pagination2 p. l., 176 p.
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6689849M
LC Control Number26010295

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rows  Bicolumnar, numbered Mostly written between , it is the work of . [W Llyfr Coch Hergest]. One of the most important of all medieval Welsh manuscripts (c. –), containing texts of the Mabinogi and the seven other narratives usually included in the Mabinogion. The Red Book also contains poetry of the Gogynfeirdd, histories, grammars, and proverbs, but not religious works or laws. Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Full text of "The poetry in the Red book of Hergest, reproduced & edited by J. .   The Red Book of Hergest. The Red Book of Hergest, believed to have been written some time between and , includes a mixture of poetry and prose. The manuscript was named after its former home, Hergest Court in Herefordshire, and for its red leather binding. It was presented to Jesus College, Oxford in by the Reverend Thomas Wilkins.

The poems are translated from four manuscripts: the Black Book of Caermarthen, the Red Book of Hergest (which is also the source of the Mabinogion), the Book of Taliessin and the Book of Aneurin, all of which date from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries C.E. The poems themselves date from much earlier, probably from the sixth century by internal evidence. The Red Book of Hergest The manuscript is a compendium of Welsh prose and poetry dating from around the year It has been referred to as 'the richest single manuscript compilation of medieval Welsh literature' (Lewis ), a 'one-volume library', and 'by far the heaviest of the medieval books in Welsh, the largest in its dimensions. The Red Book of Hergest inspired Tolkien to invent the Red Book of Westmarch as "a small scholarly joke". [2] Tolkien's inspiration for this repository of lore was the real Red Book of Hergest, the early 15th century compilation of Welsh history and poetry that contains the manuscript of the Mabinogion. The Poetry in the Red Book of Hergest. Reproduced & Edited by J. Gwenogvryn Evans. (Poetry by Medieval Welsh Bards.-The Oldest Text of Meilyr, Gwalchmei, Kyntelw. Prydyt Y Moch.

The Red Book of Hergest (Welsh: Llyfr Coch Hergest) is one of the most important medieval Welsh manuscripts. It includes both prose and poetry and was written around It is now kept at the Bodleian Library on behalf of Jesus College, Oxford (MS ), a gift of the Rev Thomas Wilkins in Often cited, this book contains every remaining piece of Bardic poetry known. The poems are translated from four manuscripts: THE BLACK BOOK OF CAERMARTHEN, THE RED BOOK OF HERGEST (source of the. One of Jesus College's treasures, The Red Book of Hergest, a 14th-century manuscript collection of Welsh poetry and prose including the tales known collectively as the Mabinogion, is included in a new exhibition at the Bodleian, entitled The Romance of the Middle exhibition is free and runs from January 28th until May 13th. For further details of the . The Red Book of Hergest The magnificent Red Book of Hergest, owned by Jesus College, Oxford, is regarded by many as the high-point of medieval Welsh manuscript production. The largest in size of all medieval Welsh-language manuscripts, and containing a large number of prose texts and poetry, it is a self-contained, one-volume library.