User guideThis is an analysis of the contents of each manuscript of Cyfraith Hywel.
Choose a manuscript: see a list of the contents in the order in which it appears in that manuscript.
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There are cross-references to printed texts. When a cross-reference to another text or another manuscript is given, that text is not likely to be identical to the main text; there may be variety in the ordering or wording used. The aims of the cross-references are to give an idea of parallel texts.
AL = Owen, A. (ed.), Ancient Laws and Institutes of Wales, (2 vols, London, 1841).
DC = Dimetian Code, Ancient Laws
GC = Gwentian Code, Ancient Laws
VC = Venedotian Code, Ancient Laws
LW = Leges Wallicae, Ancient Laws (Latin A)
LHB = Leges Howeli Boni, Ancient Laws (Latin B, Book, chapter, sentence)
LHB = Leges Howeli Boni, Ancient Laws (Latin C, chapter, sentence. Where numbering in the text comes to an end, reference is given to page and line in the Quarto edition.)
Bleg = Williams, S. J., and J. E. Powell (eds.), Llyfr Blegywryd, (Cardiff, 1942).
Col = Jenkins, D., (ed.), Llyfr Colan (Cardiff, 1963).
Cyn = Llyfr Cynog Aled Rhys Wiliam
DwC = Jenkins, D., (ed.), Damweiniau Colan (Aberystwyth, 1973).
Ior = Wiliam, A. Rh., Llyfr Iorwerth (Cardiff, 1960).
J = Richards, M., Cyfreithiau Hywel Dda Yn Ôl Llawysgrif Coleg Yr Iesu LVII (Cardiff, 1990).
Pom = Roberts, S. E., Llawysgrif Pomffred: An Edition and Study of Peniarth MS 259B (Leiden, 2011).
WML = Wade-Evans, A. W., Welsh Medieval Law (Oxford, 1909).
LTWL = Emanuel, H. D., The Latin Texts of the Welsh Laws (Cardiff, 1967).
Lat C = Russell, P., Welsh Law in Medieval Anglesey. British Library, Harleian MS 1796 (Latin C), Texts and Studies in Medieval Welsh Law II (Cambridge, 2011).