Primary Sources Recommended for Study

The following reading list has been complied to offer current students on the Tripos with the primary sources for the Part I study of:

Part I Paper 7 - Medieval Welsh language and literature

Paper co-ordinator: Prof. Paul Russell

Old Welsh

  • The 'Surexit' Memorandum: edd. & tr. D. Jenkins & M.E. Owen, Cambridge Medieval Celtic Studies 5 (1983) 37-66; 7 (1984) 91-120.
  • The Juvencus englynion: ed. & tr. I. Williams, The Beginnings of Welsh Poetry, 2nd edn (Cardiff, 1980), 89-121.
  • The Old-Welsh verse formerly in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS. 199: ed. & tr. I. Williams, The Beginnings of Welsh Poetry, 2nd edn (Cardiff, 1980), 181-9.
  • Braint Teilo: ed. & tr. W. Davies, 'Braint Teilo', Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 26 (1974-6) 123-37.

Poetry

  • Y Gododdin: ed. I. Williams, Canu Aneirin (Cardiff, 1938);
    tr. K.H. Jackson, The Gododdin: the Oldest Scottish Poem (Edinburgh, 1969);
    or ed. & tr. A.O.H. Jarman, Aneirin (Llandysul, 1988);
    or ed. & tr. J.T. Koch, The Gododdin of Aneirin (Cardiff, 1997);
    or Gododdin, the Earliest British Literature, trans. Gwyn Thomas (pb. Gomer)
  • Llywarch Hen: ed. I. Williams, Canu Llywarch Hen (Cardiff, 1935);
    tr. J. Rowland, Early Welsh Saga Poetry: a Study and Edition of the 'Englynion' (Cambridge, 1990);
    or tr. P.K. Ford, The Poetry of Llywarch Hen (Berkeley, CA, 1974).
  • Taliesin: edd. I. Willliams & J. E. C. Williams, The Poems of Taliesin (Dublin, 1968);
    tr. J.P. Clancy, The Earliest Welsh Poetry (London, 1970), 23-32;
    or M. Pennar, Taliesin Poems (Felinfach, 1988).
  • Armes Prydein Vawr: edd. & tr. I. Williams & R. Bromwich, Armes Prydein (Dublin, 1972).
  • The Gogynfeirdd:
    Hywel ab Owain Gwynedd: ed. K.A. Bramley, Gwaith Hywel ab Owain Gwynedd, Cyfres Beirdd y Tywysogion, II (Cardiff, 1994), 101-88;
    tr. (sel.) J.P. Clancy, The Earliest Welsh Poetry (London, 1970), 129-34;
    or tr. (sel.) T. Conran, Welsh Verse, 145-8.
  • Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr: edd. N. A. Jones & A. Parry Owen, Gwaith Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr, Cyfres Beirdd y Tywysogion, III-IV (Cardiff, 1991-5);
    tr. (sel.) J.P. Clancy, The Earliest Welsh Poetry (London, 1970), 135-51;
    or tr. (sel.) T. Conran, Welsh Verse, 152-5.
  • Dafydd ap Gwilym: ed. & tr. R. Bromwich, Dafydd ap Gwilym: a Selection of Poems (Llandysul, 1982);
    or tr. R. Loomis, Dafydd ap Gwilym: the Poems (Binghamton, NY, 1982).

Triads

  • R. Bromwich (ed. & tr.), Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Welsh Triads, 2nd edn (Cardiff, 1978).

Prose

  • Culhwch ac Olwen: ed. R. Bromwich & D. S. Evans, Culhwch and Olwen (Cardiff, 1992);
    tr. G. Jones & T. Jones, The Mabinogion (London, 1949), 95-136;
    or J. Gantz, The Mabinogion (Harmondsworth, 1976), 134-76.
  • The Four Branches of the Mabinogi: ed. I. Williams, Pedeir Keinc y Mabinogi (Cardiff, 1930);
    tr. G. Jones & T. Jones, The Mabinogion (London, 1949), 3-75;
    or J. Gantz, The Mabinogion (Harmondsworth, 1976), 47-117;
    or S. Davies, The Mabinogion (Oxford 2007), 3-64.
  • Pwyll: ed. D. S. Thomson, Pwyll Pendeuic Dyuet (Dublin, 1957);
    tr. Jones & Jones, Mabinogion, 3-24;
    or Gantz, Mabinogion, 47-65;
    or Davies, The Mabinogion, 1-21.
  • Branwen: ed. D.S. Thomson, Branwen uerch Lyr (Dublin, 1961);
    tr. Jones & Jones, Mabinogion, 25-40;
    or Gantz, Mabinogion, 66-82;
    or Davies, The Mabinogion, 22-34.
  • Manawydan, tr. Jones & Jones, Mabinogion, 41-54;
    or Gantz, Mabinogion, 83-96;
    or Davies, The Mabinogion, 35-46.
  • Math: ed. I. Hughes, Math uab Mathonwy (Dublin, 2013);
    tr. Jones & Jones, Mabinogion, 55-75;
    or Gantz, Mabinogion, 97-117;
    or Davies, The Mabinogion, 47-64.
  • Cyfranc Lludd a Llefelys: ed. B. F. Roberts, Cyfranc Lludd a Llefelys (Dublin, 1975);
    tr. Jones & Jones, Mabinogion, 89-94;
    or Gantz, Mabinogion, 128-33;
    or Davies, The Mabinogion, 111-15.
  • The Dream of Macsen: ed. I. Williams, Breuddwyd Macsen (Bangor, 1928);
    ed. B. F. Roberts (Dublin, 2005).
    tr. Jones & Jones, Mabinogion, 79-88;
    or Gantz, Mabinogion, 118-27;
    or Davies, The Mabinogion, 103-10.
  • The Dream of Rhonabwy: ed. M. Richards, Breudwyt Ronabwy (Cardiff, 1948);
    tr. Jones & Jones, Mabinogion, 137-52;
    or Gantz, Mabinogion, 177-91;
    or Davies, The Mabinogion, 214-26.
  • Owain: ed. R. L . Thomson, Owein or Chwedyl Iarlles y Ffynnawn (Dublin, 1975);
    tr. Jones & Jones, Mabinogion, 155-82;
    or Gantz, Mabinogion, 192-216;
    or Davies, The Mabinogion, 116-38.
  • Peredur: ed. G. Goetinck, Historia Peredur vab Efrawc (Cardiff, 1976);
    tr. Jones & Jones, Mabinogion, 183-227;
    or Gantz, Mabinogion, 217-57;
    or Davies, The Mabinogion, 65-102.
  • Geraint: ed. R.L. Thomson, Ystorya Gereint uab Erbin (Dublin, 1997);
    tr. Jones & Jones, Mabinogion, 229-73;
    or Gantz, Mabinogion, 258-97;
    or Davies, The Mabinogion, 139-78.
  • Buchedd Beuno: ed. A. W. Wade-Evans, Vitae Sanctorum Britanniae et Genealogiae (Cardiff, 1944), 16-22;
    tr. A.W. Wade-Evans, Archaeologia Cambrensis 85 (1930) 315-41.