Manuscripts

Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 38

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  • s. xvin or s. xivex
  • Welsh manuscripts
  • vellum
Blegywryd redaction of Cyfraith Hywel
Identifiers
Location
Collection: Peniarth
Shelfmark
38
Classification
Hengwrt, no. 19
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xvin or s. xivex
beginning of the 15th century, or end of the 14th
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Material
vellum
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Texts

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Locus

While it is not a reality yet, CODECS seeks consistency in formatting references to locations of texts and other items of interest in manuscripts. Our preferences may be best explained with some examples:

  • f. 23ra.34: meaning folio 23 recto, first column, line 34
  • f. 96vb.m: meaning folio 96, verso, second column, middle of the page (s = top, m = middle, i = bottom)
    • Note that marg. = marginalia, while m = middle.
  • p. 67b.23: meaning page 67, second column, line 23
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

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.

Thomas, Peter Wynn [ed.], D. Mark Smith, and Diana Luft [transcribers and encoders] (et al.), Welsh prose (Rhyddiaith Gymraeg) 1350–1425, Online: Cardiff University. URL: <http://www.rhyddiaithganoloesol.caerdydd.ac.uk>.

Secondary sources (select)

Huws, Daniel, Medieval Welsh manuscripts, Cardiff and Aberystwyth: University of Wales Press, 2000.
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Thomas, Peter Wynn [ed.], D. Mark Smith, and Diana Luft [transcribers and encoders] (et al.), Welsh prose (Rhyddiaith Gymraeg) 1350–1425, Online: Cardiff University. URL: <http://www.rhyddiaithganoloesol.caerdydd.ac.uk>.
Roberts, Sara Elin [project leader], and Bryn Jones [research assistant], Cyfraith Hywel, Online. URL: <http://cyfraith-hywel.org.uk>.
[‘Index to the Manuscripts’] direct link
Evans, J. Gwenogvryn, Report on manuscripts in the Welsh language, vol. 1:2: Peniarth, Historical Manuscripts Commission, London, 1899.
Internet Archive: <link>
372–373 direct link
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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