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The Gododdin of Aneirin: Text and Context from Dark-Age North Britain

by John T. Koch

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The Gododdin of Aneirin: Text and Context from Dark-Age North Britain by John T. Koch: If you have never met _Y Gododdin_ before, don't start with this book - go look for a copy of A. O. H. Jarman's bilingual edition instead. On the other hand, if you are already an enthusiast, buy it by all means - you will find much here to interest, intrigue, educate, challenge and possibly annoy you. The long introduction is practically a book in itself, if a rather dense one; the translations (there are, in a manner of speaking, two - Koch's reconstructed Old Welsh version of the medieval manuscript, plus his English translation) are also interesting, if very literal-minded. I do recommend this book - but not for beginners. ( )
  gwernin | Mar 11, 2008 |
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This book is unprecedented in its attempt to reconstruct the early Welsh poetry of the Book of Aneirin's version of the Dark Age epic Gododdin. John Koch investigates the historical context, and the process of transmission, between the seventh century poem and the thirteenth century text, seeking to restore the text to its original form. A substantial historical introduction is followed by the centrepiece of the book, a newly reconstructd text. This differs from earlier editions in that the system adopted allows the separation of original material from later modifications. English translation and extensive notes are also included.

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