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11 May 2008

336 Pages | one map

5-1/8 x 7-3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199218783

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The Mabinogion

translated by Sioned Davies

Oxford World's Classics

  • This is the first new translation in 30 years of one of literature's great epics
  • Sioned Davies's magnificent translation is the first to place due emphasis on the tales' oral origins.
  • The Introduction places the tales within their storytelling context and examines their central themes and the central role that public performance played in their evolution.
  • Invaluable explanatory notes illuminate aspects of medieval Welsh society, highlight the relationship between the tales, cross-referencing them in a way that has never been done before.
  • Glossaries of personal names and place-names translate their meanings and identify locations. A map shows the locations of the Mabinogion.
  • A pronunciation guide aids the pronunciation of Welsh names.

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