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Texts

Cyfraith Hywel ‘Law of Hywel (Dda)’

  • Medieval Welsh law
Manuscripts

Some 40 manuscripts. See below

Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 256 [1580 x 1600]
 
Latin manuscripts
Blegywryd redaction
Language
  • Welsh and Latin

Classification

Medieval Welsh law

Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Owen, Aneurin [ed.], Ancient laws and institutions of Wales, 2 vols, London: Commissioners on the Public Records of the Kingdom, 1841.
[ed.] Owen, Morfydd E., “The Laws of Court from Cyfnerth”, in: Charles-Edwards, T. M., Morfydd E. Owen, and Paul Russell (eds.), The Welsh king and his court, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000. 425–477.
[tr.] Jenkins, Dafydd [tr.], The law of Hywel Dda: law texts from medieval Wales, The Welsh Classics 2, Llandysul, Dyfed: Gomer Press, 1986.

Secondary sources (select)

Roberts, Sara Elin [project leader], and Bryn Jones [research assistant], Cyfraith Hywel, Online. URL: <http://cyfraith-hywel.org.uk>.
Charles-Edwards, T. M., The Welsh laws, Writers of Wales, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1989.
Charles-Edwards, T. M., Morfydd E. Owen, and Paul Russell (eds.), The Welsh king and his court, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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