Manuscripts

London, British Library, MS Cotton Vespasian E xi

unit 1
  • s. xiii
  • Welsh manuscripts
  • vellum
Identifiers
Location
Description
Welsh lawbook (ff. 1-45, 133-134)
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xiii
mid-13th century
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Material
vellum
The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.

Sources

See also the parent manuscript for further references.

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.

[dipl. ed.] Emanuel, Hywel David, The Latin texts of the Welsh laws, History and Law Series 22, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1967. xiv + 565 pp.
193–259 Latin text of Welsh law.
[dipl. ed.] Owen, Aneurin [ed.], Ancient laws and institutions of Wales, 2 vols, London: Commissioners on the Public Records of the Kingdom, 1841.
Vol. 1, 814–892 Latin text of Welsh law.

Secondary sources (select)

Huws, Daniel, “Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts”, in: Charles-Edwards, T. M., Morfydd E. Owen, and Paul Russell (eds.), The Welsh king and his court, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000. 415–424.
Pryce, Huw, Native law and the church in medieval Wales, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.  
Contents: Introduction; Part I, Co-operation and conflict: 1 Lawbooks and lawyers; 2 The sacred dimension to legal processes; 3 Ecclesiastical criticism of Welsh law; 4 Marriage and inheritance; 5 Testamentary disposition; Part II, Privilege and power: Introduction; 6 The legal status of clerics; 7 Ecclesiastical sanctuary; 8 Land and lordship; 9 Church and state; Conclusion.
23–25
Emanuel, Hywel David, The Latin texts of the Welsh laws, History and Law Series 22, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1967. xiv + 565 pp.
172–173
Evans, J. Gwenogvryn, Report on manuscripts in the Welsh language, vol. 2:4: The British Museum, Historical Manuscripts Commission, London, 1910.
Internet Archive: <link>
951 (MS 12)
Planta, Joseph, Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Cottonian Library, deposited in the British Museum, London: The British Museum, 1802.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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