The Horse in Celtic Culture

Medieval Welsh Perspectives

Editor(s): Sioned Davies Nerys Ann Jones

Language: English

Genre(s): Welsh and Celtic Studies

  • July 1997 · 192pages · 232x155mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708314142

About The Book

Focusing upon the horse in Celtic culture, this text should be of general interest as well as of importance within the wider context of horsemanship and military tactics in Medieval Britain and Europe.


The horse in pagan Celtic religion, M. Aldhouse-Green; horses in the early historic period, I. Hughson; words for “horse” in the Celtic languages, P. Kelly; the horse in the Welsh law texts, D. Jenkins; horses in medieval court poetry, D. Ann-Jones; the triads of the horses, R. Bromwich; horses in the Mabinogion, S. Davies; praise lasts longer than a horse, B. Owen-Jones; the horse in Welsh folklore, J. Wood.

About the Editor(s)

Sioned Davies

Sioned Davies is Professor and Head of the School of Welsh at Cardiff University.

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Nerys Ann Jones

Nerys Ann Jones graduated with honour in Welsh at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1983, she started her research on Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr, and joining the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies in Aberystwyth two years later.

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