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Tales about Pwyll, Branwen, Manawydan, Math, Lludd and Lleuelys, and Culhwch and Olwen, comprising the core of the ancient Welsh mythological cycle, are presented in readable, modern English translations
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Patrick K. Ford is the Margaret Brooks Robinson Research Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.Language Notes:
Text: English, Welsh (translation)
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Book Description University of California Press, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Acceptable. University of California Press, 1977. Hard cover, 205 pp. No other printings listed. In good condition with dust jacket in acceptable condition. Orange cloth covered boards with gold lettering on spine. Light bumping to edges and corners of covers. Binding tight. Damp staining to rear paste-down and the bottom corners of about the last 20 pages (does not effect text). Otherwise pages are clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has a 1" tear to the paper over the bottom edge of the back cover and a few other smaller nicks and tears and creasing to edges. Heavy dampstaining to paper over back of cover and rear jacket flap. Light overall scuffing and soiling to jacket as well with a bit of the color scuffed off along edges. Now in an archival quality Brodart cover. NOT Ex-Library. No remainder marks. [From jacket flap] 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 that medieval Celtic literature has to offer. In the first thoroughly revised edition and translation of this world classic since Lady Charlotte Guest's famous Mabinogio went out of print, Mr. Ford has endeavored to present a scholarly document in readable, modem 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 itsimmediate 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. Seller Inventory # 20170118003
Book Description University of California Press, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0520032055
Book Description Univ of California Pr, 1977. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0520032055-2-4
Book Description Univ of California Pr, 1977. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0520032055_4
Book Description Univ of California Pr, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020520032055