The Mabinogion
ISBN: 0486295419
EAN13: 9780486295411
Language: English
Publication Date: Apr 24, 1997
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 0.7" H x 7.9" L x 4.9" W
Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Select Format Format: Paperback Select Conditions Condition: Good

Selected

Format: Paperback

Condition: Good

$3.88
Quantity
9 Available

Select Conditions
  • Good $3.88 The Mabinogion
  • Acceptable $3.88 The Mabinogion
Book Overview

This Description may be from another edition of this product.

Introduction and footnotes by Owen Edwards. The complete collection of eleven prose stories collated from medieval Welsh manuscripts. Drawing on pre-Christian Celtic mythology-with some of the themes having been dated back to the early Iron Age-this marvelous compendium of tales contains some of the oldest European folklore in existence. The source material-the Red Book of Hergest, or Llyfr Goch Hergest, first appeared around 1382 as a complete document, although older manuscript fragments have been found. The first volume of the Mabinogion focuses on three Welsh versions of the Arthurian Tales, called the Three Romances (Y Tair Rhamant). It contains much material not found in any other version of the Arthurian legend, and scholars hold that this was the original legend upon which all others were based. The second volume contains a number of stories from Welsh legend, dating from well before medieval times, and includes the tales of Kilhwch and Olwen-from which other Arthurian traditions were drawn. Also included is the Dream of Maxen Wledig-which tells of the Roman Emperor Magnus Maximus who, as a commander in Roman-occupied Britain, assembled a Celtic army and assumed the title of Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. The third volume focuses on the character of Pryderi fab Pwyll, king of Dyfed, Read More chevron_right

Frequently bought together

Total price: $14.21

Add all 3 to Cart Add all 3 to list

Frequently Asked Questions About The Mabinogion

Book Reviews (0)

0
  |   0  reviews
Did you read The Mabinogion? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review

No customer reviews for the moment.