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by Andrew Breeze


The premise of this book is easily told. I have read some parts of the four Mabinogi, so I could easily follow the book. A very interesting theory of Breeze, which I enjoyed reading.

The premise of this book is easily told. The author argues from close analysis of the text, placenames and medieval history that the anonymous author of the Welsh tales called The Mabinogi (that is, the 'Four Branches' of the collection popularly known as The Mabinogion) was a women of high birth in the first third of the 12th century, and has even identified her as Gwenllian, daughter of a North. Walian king and wife of a prince from South Wales. He has argued his case over the last decade or so The premise of this book is easily told.

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Andrew Breeze (born 6 July 1954), MA, DipCeltStud, PhD, FSA, FRHistS, has been profesor de filología at the University of Navarra since 1987. Breeze was educated at Sir Roger Manwood's School, the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. He is married with six children.

Branches of the Mabinogi By: Andrew Breeze Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 164 Vendor: Gracewing Publishing

Title: The Origins of the Four Branches of the Mabinogi By: Andrew Breeze Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 164 Vendor: Gracewing Publishing. Publication Date: 2009 Dimensions: . 1 X . 0 X . 7 (inches) ISBN: 0852445539 ISBN-13: 9780852445532 Stock No: WW445532. Publisher's Description. ▲. The Origins of the 'Four Branches of the Mabinogi' is one of the most revolutionary books ever published on the literatures of Britain. Its subject is four stories in the collection of Welsh prose tales known as The Mabinogion.

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He is also co-author with Professor Richard Coates of Celtic Voices, English Places (Stamford, 2000). In 2015, he published a paper identifying the locations of King Arthur's battles from the 9th-century Historia Brittonum, placing them all in Scotland and Northern England.

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Of the eleven tales comprising the ‘Mabinogion’ the term ‘Mabinogi’ applies to the first four, known as ‘branches’, each ending with a variant of the same colophon. 1 Almost all cultures have a concept of the ‘otherworld’, and that of the Celts was no exception. 2 The Four Branches is suffused with the magical beliefs inherent in Celtic folklore, as documented by Gerald. 7, 2): (1992), 231-57. p. 236. 3 Geraldus Cambrensis, The History and Topology of Ireland (1185), trans. John J. O'Meara (London: Penguin Books, 1982); Will Parker, The Four Branches of the Mabinogi (Dublin: Bardic Press, 2005), p. 142.

The most mythological stories contained in the Mabinogion collection are four interrelated tales, by a single author or storyteller, titled The Mabinogi in manuscripts, or often "The Four Branches of the Mabinogi". The use of characters' names as titles for each branch is also a modern practice; they are not named in the original manuscripts. One figure, Pryderi, appears in all four branches, though not always as a central character. They include: Pwyll Prince of Dyfed, telling of Pryderi's parents, his birth, loss, and eventual recovery

The Origins of the 'Four Branches of the Mabinogi' is one of the most revolutionary books ever published on the literatures of Britain. Its subject is four stories in the collection of Welsh prose tales known as The Mabinogion. These Four Branches of the Mabinogi are the legends of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed ; Branwen, Daughter of Llŷr; Manawydan, Son of Llŷr; and Math, Son of Mathonwy, which have long enjoyed popularity as Wales's most significant contribution to world literature. The Four Branches are tales of love, adventure and magic, but also of rape, adultery, betrayal and attempted murder. Although most scholars agree that the four stories are the work of a single author, there has been no agreement on where and when they were composed. To these questions The Origins of the 'Four Branches of the Mabinogi' offers a startling answer. It has always been assumed that the tales are the work of a male author. However, Andrew Breeze convincingly shows not only that the Four Branches were composed by a female writer, but that she can be identified as Gwenllian, daughter of Gruffudd ap Cynan (d. 1137), king of Gwynedd, and wife of Gruffydd ap Rhys (d. 1137), prince of Dyfed. Gwenllian was born at the close of the eleventh century, married Gruffydd when she was in her teens, and for most of her life lived quietly with him near Caio in the hills of Carmarthenshire. Her end was dramatic. In early 1136 she led an attack on the Normans of Kidwelly, was defeated in battle and executed outside the town. Despite this catastrophe, her son Rhys (d.1197) survived to lead resistance to English rule and to maintain Dyfed's independence. Amongst his descendants were Henry VII of England and James VI and I of Scotland and England, so that the line of Princess Gwenllian can be traced down to the modern British royal family. Gwenllian's position within the dynasties of Gwynedd and Dyfed explains why the political and territorial aggrandizement of both territories is, uniquely, a theme of these tales. It also explains the uncommon tact with which conflict between them is described. It means too that the stories give a representation of royal government and decision-making in twelfth-century Wales by one who knew them from inside. Andrew Breeze's sensational analysis of this classic text is published in full in this volume for the first time.

The Origins of the Four Branches of the Mabinogi epub download

ISBN13: 978-0852445532

ISBN: 0852445539

Author: Andrew Breeze

Category: Spirituality and spirituality

Language: English

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing (May 13, 2009)

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