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Rachel Bromwich (1915–2010)

Forfatter af Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Triads of the Island of Britain

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Rachel Bromwich, Rachel Bromwich (ed.)

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Dafydd ap Gwilym : a selection of poems (1974)nogle udgaver61 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Studia celtica, volume I, 1966 (1966) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Welsh history review, vol. 4, no. 1, June 1968 (1968) — Reviewer — 1 eksemplar
Welsh history review, vol. 8, no. 4, Dec. 1977 (1977) — Reviewer — 1 eksemplar
Studia Celtica Volume XIV/XV (1979-1980) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Amos, Rachel Sheldon (nee)
Land (til kort)
England, UK
Hove, Sussex, England, UK
Aberystwyth, Wales
Cumbria, England, UK
Bethesda, Gwynedd, Wales
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Bangor, Wales
University of Cambridge (Newnham College)
University College of Wales (Bangor)
Professor (University of Wales Institue, Cardiff | Medieval Welsh Literature)
Emeritus Reader in Celtic Languages and Literature (Cambridge)
literary scholar
Celtic scholar
Williams, Ivor (professor)
Bromwich, John (husband)
Bromwich, Brian (son)
Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion
International Arthurian Society
Irish Texts Society
Kort biografi
Rachel Bromwich, née Amos, was born in Hove, Sussex, England (some sources say Brighton), to a Quaker family, and spent her early childhood in Egypt where her father Maurice Amos was serving as an international law adviser to the government. The family moved frequently for his work before settling in Cumbria in 1925. In 1934, she entered Cambridge University, where she studied the Anglo-Saxon language before switching to focus on Middle Welsh. In 1938, she moved to the University College of North Wales in Bangor, and studied under Ifor Williams. She took a great interest in medieval Welsh literature, particularly the Arthurian legend. She also studied Old Irish at Queen's University, Belfast, during World War II. Prof. Bromwich taught Old Welsh and Old Irish at Cambridge beginning in 1945. She was named University Reader in Celtic Languages and Literatures in 1973 and retired from teaching in 1976.

In 1961, she published her magnum opus, Trioedd Ynys Prydein, an influential edition of the Welsh Triads that became a classic in the scholarship on medieval Welsh literature; a third, revised edition was published in 2006. Among Bromwich's other major contributions was her series of books and articles on Dafydd ap Gwilym, the great 14th century Welsh poet. With D. Simon Evans, she created editions of the major medieval Welsh tale Culhwch and Olwen in both Welsh (1988) and English (1992).
She also co-edited The Arthur of the Welsh, a unique, comprehensive view of scholarship relating to Arthurian literature in early Welsh and other Brythonic sources. Prof. Bromwich served in leadership positions with the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, the International Arthurian Society, and the Irish Texts Society.



An excellent survey of the material - with top-notch research by the best in their field. If people would read this book, we could dispense with all the New Age hodge-podge out there that only clouds the issue, rather than helps us piece together the origins and growth of this fascinating literary and cultural phenomenon. A must have!
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MedvlReader | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jul 27, 2012 |
The Welsh version of Arthur, as opposed to the later French contamination! This is an interesting collection of scholarly articles by various authors, and is well worth reading for anyone interested in the development of the Arthurian legends.
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gwernin | 1 anden anmeldelse | Mar 11, 2008 |
This is the long-awaited 3rd and final edition, published by the University of Wales Press in February 2006. At 768 pages and $145, this is neither light nor inexpensive reading, but for those interested in Welsh history and literature - and especially the bardic arts of poetry and storytelling - it is a treasure-trove, not only for the material in the triads themselves but for the extensive footnotes and commentary that goes with them.

The contents: Introduction (Manuscripts and Versions; Origin and Development of Trioedd Ynys Prydein) (99 pages); the Appendices (16 pages); Trioedd Ynys Prydein (Text and four appendices (The Names of the Island of Britain; The Descent of the Men of the North; The Thirteen Treasures of the Island of Britain; The Twenty-Four Knights of Arthur's Court)) (270 pages); Notes to Personal Names (46 pages); Abbreviations, Select Bibliography, and Index.

Triads were groupings of three similar things to serve as a memory aid, and the Welsh triads may have originally been a sort of file-card index for the bards and storytellers in the days of primarily oral transmission of their material. A couple of examples:

"2. Three Generous (Noble/Victorious) Men of the Island of Britain: Nudd the Generous, son of Senyllt; Mordaf the Generous, son of Serwan; Rhydderch the Generous, son of Tudwal Tudglyd. (And Arthur himself was more generous than the three.)"

"21. Three Diademed Battle-leaders of the Island of Britain: Drystan son of Tallwch, and Hueil son of Caw, and Cai son of Cynyr of the Fine Beard. And one was diademed above the three of them: that was Bedwyr son of Bedrawc."

Trioedd-Ynys-Prydein is a book for browsing, not for reading straight through. For those interested in Welsh sources, it will provide many happy hours.
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gwernin | 2 andre anmeldelser | Mar 7, 2008 |
Essential for anyone who studies Welsh literature, history, or culture
Gwendydd | 2 andre anmeldelser | Mar 26, 2007 |

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