Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 17110E

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Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 17110E

Book of Llandaff (Liber Landavensis)
  • s. xi1
  • Welsh manuscripts
  • vellum
The Book of Llandaff is one of the oldest manuscripts of Wales. While its core is a gospelbook containing a copy of St Matthew’s Gospel, it is best known for its many substantial additions in the form of the Lives of St Elgar and St Samson, and various documents (such as charters) relating to the see of Llandaff and to bishops Dyfrig, Teilo and Euddogwy.
Identifiers
Shelfmark
17110E
Title
Book of Llandaff (Liber Landavensis)
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xi1
sometime before 1134
Origin, provenance
Llandaff
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Material
vellum
Foliation / Pagination
128


  • Sources

Primary sources
This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

[dig. repr.] National Library of Wales, Digital gallery, Online: National Library of Wales. URL: <https://www.llyfrgell.cymru/darganfod/oriel-ddigidol/llawysgrifau/>.
Digital reproduction direct link
[dipl. ed.] Evans, J. Gwenogvryn, and John Rhys, The text of the Book of Llan Dâv, Series of Old Welsh Texts 4, Oxford: Evans, 1893.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Diplomatic edition

Secondary sources

Charles-Edwards, T. M., “7. Charters and laws”, in: Charles-Edwards, T. M., Wales and the Britons, 350–1064, History of Wales, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 245–273.
esp. 245–256
Davies, John Reuben, The Book of Llandaf and the Norman church in Wales, Studies in Celtic History 21, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2003.
Davies, John Reuben, “Liber Landavensis: its date and the identity of its editor”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 35 (Summer, 1998): 1–12.
Coe, Jon, “Dating the boundary clauses in the Book of Llandaff”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 48 (Winter, 2004): 1–43.
Davies, Wendy, An early Welsh microcosm: studies in the Llandaff charters, Royal Historical Society Studies in History 9, London: Royal Historical Society, 1978.
Davies, Wendy, The Llandaff charters, Aberystwyth: National Library of Wales, 1980.

Queried results

if available
Davies, John Reuben, The Book of Llandaf and the Norman church in Wales, Studies in Celtic History 21, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2003.
Huws, Daniel, Medieval Welsh manuscripts, Cardiff and Aberystwyth: University of Wales Press, 2000.
123   “The making of Liber Landavensis
Davies, Wendy, “Liber Landavensis: its construction and credibility”, The English Historical Review 88 (1973): 335–351.
Loth, J., “Mélanges: Gaufrei de Monmouth et le Livre de Llandaf”, Revue Celtique 15 (1894): 101–104.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
Evans, J. Gwenogvryn, and John Rhys, The text of the Book of Llan Dâv, Series of Old Welsh Texts 4, Oxford: Evans, 1893.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

web page identifiers

page name: Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 17110E
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