Genre(s): Welsh Interest
- December 2002 · 320pages · 236x156mm
- ·Hardback - 9780708316023
Twentieth-century work on Welsh manuscripts has been dependent on the publications of Gwenogvryn Evans a century ago. This text provides a coherent view of the Welsh manuscript tradition and detailed studies which have transformed our understanding of some of the key manuscripts.
'Daniel Huws, the world's leading authority on the codicology of Welsh manuscripts. A giant standing on the shoulders of such giants as J. Gwenogvryn Evans, W. E. Lindsay, and N. Denholm-Young ... Huw's work represents the very best of scholarship on welsh manuscripts over the past half century, and his discussions of codicology stand as examples of the very best work in the field ... this is the most important work on Welsh manuscripts to appear in the last half century, and one of the most important in the field of codicology. It should bring the discussion of welsh manuscripts into the mainstream of the field.' (Arthuriana Vol13 No.2, Summer 2003) 'This is a volume that everyone who is seriously interested in our medieval literary heritage should have to hand. It is a mine of accessible information.' Taliesin 'Palaeography and codicology may appear somewhat esoteric disciplines, but used creatively, as Daniel Huws does here, they become the means by which we may deepen our understanding of our culture.' Friend of the Library
'... a wealth of scholarship... As a milestone in the study of Welsh paleography the volume is both an essential book of reference and a readable and attractive introduction to the field of Welsh Medieval manuscripts for Celticists and medievalists alike. It is likely to remain an authorative and indispensable work in its field for years to come... ' (Arthuriana)