Cardiff, Central Library, MS 3.242/pp. 1-100
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Luft, Diana, Medieval Welsh medical texts, 2 vols, vol. 1, Cardiff: University Press of Wales, 2020.  
This volume presents the first critical edition and translation of the corpus of medieval Welsh medical recipes traditionally ascribed to the Physicians of Myddfai. These offer practical treatments for a variety of everyday conditions such as toothache, constipation and gout. The recipes have been edited from the four earliest collections of Welsh medical texts in manuscript, which date from the late fourteenth century. A series of notes provides sources and analogues for the recipes, demonstrating their relationship with the European medical tradition. The identification of herbal ingredients in the recipes is based on pre-modern plant-name glossaries rather than modern dictionaries, and has led to new interpretations of many of the recipes. Comprehensive glossaries allow the reader to find any recipe based on the ingredients and equipment used in it or the condition treated. This new interpretation of these texts clearly shows that they are not unique, but rather form part of the medical tradition that was common throughout Europe during the Middle Ages.
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Results for Cardiff (34)

Welsh manuscript collection of religious texts, mainly in the hand of Hywel Fychan. Other parts of the original manuscript are in Peniarth MS 12 and Cardiff MS 3.242.

  • c.1400
  • Hywel Fychan ap Hywel Goch
  • Cardiff, Central Library, MS 1.362
  • Cardiff, Central Library, MS 1.363
Not yet published.
  • s. xii/xiii
  • Cardiff, Central Library, MS 2.25
  • Cardiff, Central Library, MS 2.26
  • Cardiff, Central Library, MS 2.39
  • Cardiff, Central Library, MS 2.40

Manuscript known best as the Book of Aneirin (Llyfr Aneirin), containing the heroic poem Y Gododdin and a number of gorchanau.

  • s. xiii2