Bibliography

Lewis, Barry J. [ed.], Gwaith Gruffudd ap Maredudd, vol. 2: Cerddi Crefyddol, Cyfres beirdd yr uchelwyr, 29, Aberystwyth: Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales, 2005. xix + 229 pp.

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Volume
2
Work
Gwaith Gruffudd ap Maredudd : Cerddi Crefyddol- vol. 2
Place
Aberystwyth
Publisher
Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Wales
Year
2005
Number of pages
xix + 229
Part of
Barry J. Lewis • Ann Parry Owen, Gwaith Gruffudd ap Maredudd (2003–2007)
Description
Abstract (cited)
This is the second volume of poetry by the fourteenth-century Anglesey poet Gruffudd ap Maredudd ap Dafydd, and contains all of his religious verse. Gruffudd has an important part to play in the history of Welsh religious poetry, not only because of the volume of his work (over a thousand lines are edited here), but also because of the variety and many-sidedness of his themes. We have solemn penitential poems side by side with joyful songs of praise to God; odes to the Virgin Mary; englynion about the three wise men and the four evangelists; and a powerful prayer to God, begging him to avert the Black Death from Gwynedd. Gruffudd’s long ode to the rood at Chester is a masterpiece: this, without doubt, is one of the most ambitious poems of the period. In the introduction to this volume the poet’s religious work is discussed within the context of the Catholicism of the Late Middle Ages.
(source: University of Wales)
Subjects and topics
Headings
medieval Welsh poetry, c.1100-c.1600
Approaches
textual editing
History, society and culture
Agents
Gruffudd ap Maredudd ap DafyddGruffudd ap Maredudd ap Dafydd
(fl. 1352–1382)
Welsh poet.
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Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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