This book is unprecedented in its attempt to reconstruct the early Welsh poetry of the Book of Aneirin's version of the Dark Age epic Gododdin. John Koch investigates the historical context, and the process of transmission, between the seventh century poem and the thirteenth century text, seeking to restore the text to its original form. A substantial historical introduction is followed by the centrepiece of the book, a newly reconstructd text. This differs from earlier editions in that the system adopted allows the separation of original material from later modifications. English translation and extensive notes are also included.
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John T. Koch is senior research fellow at the University of Wales Centre for Adavance Welsh and Celtic Studies, located at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. He is also (with John Carey) the editor of The Celtic Heroic Age.
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Book Description 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. 1997 University of Wales paperback edition. Light reading wear else very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # XSY-RTQ-Z8B