MHRA Library of Medieval Welsh Literature

Texts and Translations book series

There is a desperate shortage of edited texts of medieval Welsh poetry and prose for the teaching of Middle Welsh through the medium of English. MHRA Library of Medieval Welsh Literature is an attempt to fulfil the need for more material felt by lecturers and students in Celtic departments all over the world. Each volume contains a short introduction putting the texts in their literary and historical context, a bibliography, the edited texts, textual and grammatical notes and a glossary. The level of difficulty of the texts and the level of assistance given varies from volume to volume. The series will provide texts from very different literary genres and thus cater for a wide range of students, from the beginner to the advanced.

Proposals. This series provides editions of medieval Welsh texts principally aimed at students. Nonetheless, many contain original work which is of interest to the wider scholarly community. The apparatus is in English. Translations are not usually supplied. Instead we require full vocabulary and extensive notes to allow the texts to be read in the original. Introductions should set the texts in context, addressing issues of date, authorship, purpose, genre etc. References should be made to the standard relevant works of scholarship. We welcome editions of poetry and prose, and are happy to accept selections from long works.

Colleagues wishing to propose new titles should please begin by emailing a member of the Editorial Committee: Ann Parry Owen, Erich Poppe or Simon Rodway.

Review copies. Journals wishing to review books in this series should please contact to request copies.

Subvention. Authors in this series are not required to raise any subsidy or subvention, but are responsible in the usual way if any rights fees arise from illustrations or other copyright material included.

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History. The Library began publishing in 2012.

General Editors

  • Professor Ann Parry Owen (University of Wales)
  • Professor Erich Poppe (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
  • Dr Simon Rodway (Aberystwyth University)