Book of Aneirin

Book of Aneirin

United Kingdom — Late 13th century

Book of Aneirin

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Book of Aneirin

Created ca. 1265, the Book of Aneirin, known in Welsh as Llyfr Aneirin, is a manuscript containing poetry in Old English and Middle Welsh attributed to the late-6th century Northern Brythonic poet Aneirin, who likely lived in modern Scotland. Copied from a now-lost 9th century original, the manuscript was likely created in a Welsh monastery. The 38 pages of neatly written text has little adornment aside from its red and blue initials and its contents range from a child’s lullaby to a poem commemorating warriors fallen in a battle that the author supposedly fought in. This manuscript is also an important source for linguists and cultural historians because it proves that the Welsh language was once spoken in northern regions of the British Isles.


Alternative Titles
Buch von Aneirin
Llyfr Aneirin
Late 13th century

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#1 Llyfr Aneirin

Commentary: 1 volume by Daniel Huws
Language: Welsh
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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