Arthur in Medieval Welsh Literature (Writers of Wales)
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Published by University of Wales Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Language readers,
  • British Isles,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Medieval,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Arthurian romances,
  • History and criticism,
  • To 1550,
  • Welsh literature

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9855434M
ISBN 100708316891
ISBN 109780708316894

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Although the legends of Arthur have been popular throughout Europe from the Middle Ages on, the earliest references to Arthur are actually found in Welsh literature, beginning with the Welsh-Latin Historia Brittonum, which dates from the ninth century. In Arthur in Medieval Welsh Literature, O. J. Padel provides a survey of medieval Welsh literary references to Arthur and . This book is about Arthur as a literary figure in medieval Wales. It is not about the Arthur of history, if there was such a person. It is widely assumed that the legendary figure was derived from a historical one, but it is equally possible that the seemingly historical Arthur was created by the historicization of a figure of legend.   Although the legends of Arthur have been popular throughout Europe from the Middle Ages on, the earliest references to Arthur are actually found in Welsh literature, beginning with the Welsh-Latin Historia Brittonum, which dates from the ninth Arthur in Medieval Welsh Literature, O. J. Padel provides a survey of medieval Welsh literary references to Arthur Brand: University of Wales Press.   Brilliant collection of papers on Arthur in Old/Medieval Welsh literature - a strong strain of the "soup" that makes up the cauldron of Arthurian myth and legend, Excellent chapters on the characters and Welsh/Celtic origins of Merlin (both the wildman of the woods and the other more recognizable one) and Tristan/5.

Get this from a library! Arthur in medieval Welsh literature. [O J Padel] -- "Although the legends of Arthur have been popular throughout Europe from the middle ages onwards, the earliest references to Arthur are to be found in Welsh literature, starting with the Welsh-Latin. The book The Arthur of the Welsh: The Arthurian Legend in Medieval Welsh Literature, Edited by Rachel Bromwich, A.O.H. Jarman, and Brynley F. Roberts is published by University of . Read this book on Questia. Although the legends of Arthur have been popular throughout Europe from the middle ages onwards, the earliest references to Arthur are to be found in Welsh literature, starting with the Welsh-Latin Historia Brittonum which dates from the ninth century. By the twelfth century Arthur was a renowned figure wherever Welsh and its sister languages . Arthur in Medieval Welsh Literature is an important and revealing contribution to Arthurian studies and will appeal to anyone interested in understanding more about the legends of Arthur and their sources in medieval Welsh tradition. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Cited by:

Arthur in medieval Welsh literature. [O J Padel] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for 'Although the title indicates that this is a book on Arthurian literature, any book on Arthur will have something to interest folklorists. This one.   Although the legends of Arthur have been popular throughout Europe from the Middle Ages onwards, the earliest references to Arthur are to be found in Welsh literature, starting with the Welsh-Latin Historia Brittonum dating from the ninth century. By the twelfth century, Arthur was a renowned figure wherever Welsh and her sister languages were spoken. Although the legends of Arthur have been popular throughout Europe from the middle ages onwards, the earliest references to Arthur are to be found in Welsh literature, starting with the Welsh-Latin Historia Brittonum which dates from the ninth century. By the twelfth century Arthur was a renowned figure wherever Welsh and its sister languages were spoken. The Mabinogion (Welsh pronunciation: [mabɪˈnɔɡjɔn] ()) are the earliest prose stories of the literature of stories were compiled in Middle Welsh in the 12th–13th centuries from earlier oral traditions. There are two main source manuscripts, created c. –, as well as a few earlier title covers a collection of eleven prose stories of widely different.