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The Giants of Wales

Cewri Cymru. Welsh Studies S. v. 10

By (author) Chris Grooms
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Nov 1993
Dimensions: w 159mm h 240mm d 32mm
Weight: 748g
ISBN-10: 0773493689
ISBN-13: 9780773493681
Barcode No: 9780773493681
A collection and discussion of the literary, place-name and archaeological materials concerning giants in Wales and the Marches, the text includes three basic registers: tales and materials about place-names containing Welsh "cawr" or "cewri", or English "giant"; tales and materials for place-names with associated giant traditions; and tales and materials associated with personal names of giants. The preface includes a discussion of the linguistic, inscriptional and literary materials of Gaulish "cavar" and a description of the Welsh materials. There is also a new text and translation of Sion Dafydd Rhys's 34-folio chapter on giants from his 16th-century prose defence of Geoffrey of Monmouth's "Historia". National Grid and Cantref/Shire cross-indexes to all primary and secondary place-names in the study have been provided, and a Stith Thompson motif-index for Welsh giants is also included.

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