Ancient Laws and Institutes of Wales
In these pages there is a full discussion on the content, purpose, author and use of the first modern edition of Welsh law, Ancient Laws and Institutes of Wales, edited by Aneurin Owen in 1841.
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Aneurin Owen (1792-1851) was the son of William Owen Pughe, and he was a scholar specializing in medieval Welsh manuscripts and Cyfraith Hywel. Yn 1825 he was given the task of preparing an edition of the laws of Hywel Dda, and the work was published as two volumes in 1841, as Ancient Laws and Institutes of Wales. The volumes were pioneering and several elements of his work still stand today.
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