Tuesday, February 24, 2009

AD: "The Spoils of Annwn" to The Mabinogion.

Anonymous. Welsh. 900. Poetry. “The Spoils of Annwn.” Briefly mentions King Arthur.

Anonymous. British. 955. Nonfiction. Annales Cambriae. Latin history of Wales. Origins of the Arthurian legend.

Anonymous. British. 991 or later. Poetry. “Battle of Maldon.” Old English alliterative poem. English fail to withstand Viking invasion. Fragment.

Somadeva. India. 1000. Poetry and Tales. Kathasaritsagara. (Ocean of the Streams of Story). Written in Sanskrit. 22,000 verses. 124 chapters. Series of romantic adventure tales featuring King Udayana.

Anonymous. Welsh. 1000. Tales. The Mabinogion. Collection of medieval Welsh tales, first translated into English by Lady Charlotte Guest from 1838-1849. Eleven prose tales. 3 divisions. Concerned with Celtic mythological subjects and folk themes.

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