Tales of Merlin, Arthur, and the Magic Arts: From the Welsh Chronicle of the Six Ages of the World (World Literature in Translation) (Paperback)

Tales of Merlin, Arthur, and the Magic Arts: From the Welsh Chronicle of the Six Ages of the World (World Literature in Translation) By Elis Gruffydd, Patrick Ford (Translated by), Jerry Hunter (Introduction by) Cover Image

Tales of Merlin, Arthur, and the Magic Arts: From the Welsh Chronicle of the Six Ages of the World (World Literature in Translation) (Paperback)

By Elis Gruffydd, Patrick Ford (Translated by), Jerry Hunter (Introduction by)

$18.95


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The original Welsh stories of these beloved characters and their world for the first time in English
 
The stories in Tales of Merlin, Arthur, and the Magic Arts deal with well-known figures from medieval Britain who will be familiar to many readers—though not from the versions presented here. These freshly translated tales emerge from the remarkable and enormous sixteenth-century Chronicle of the Six Ages of the World by the Welshman Elis Gruffydd.
 
Tales of Merlin, Arthur, and the Magic Arts revives the original legends of these Welsh heroes alongside stories of the continued survival of the magical arts, from antiquity to the Renaissance, and the broader cultural world of the Welsh. These stories provide a vivid and faithful rendering of Merlin, Arthur, and the many original folktales left out of the widespread accounts of their exploits.
Patrick K. Ford is Margaret Brooks Robinson Professor Emeritus of Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.
 
Jerry Hunter is Professor of Welsh and Celtic Studies at Bangor University in Wales.

Product Details ISBN: 9780520390256
ISBN-10: 0520390253
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: World Literature in Translation
"For anyone interested in unique stories of historical myth, this book is worth it for the introduction alone. . . . Fantastic work has been done to bring this astounding historical epic to a wider twenty-first-century audience."
— Buzz Magazine