Red Book of Hergest

Oxford, Jesus College, MS 111Rotes Buch von HergestLevr Ruz HergestLlyfr Coch HergestLivre rouge de HergestReade boek fan HergestLibro Vermello de Hergestヘルゲストの赤本Rode boek van HergestКрасная Книга из ХергестаЧервона Книга з ХергестаΚόκκινο Βιβλίο του ΧέργκεστLlyfr coch HergestLibro rosso di HergestLibro Rojo de HergestCzerwona Księga z Hergest헤르게스트의 적색서

Language: Welsh

Collection: Jesus College

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The Red Book of Hergest (Welsh: Llyfr Coch Hergest, Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, MS 111) is a large vellum manuscript written shortly after 1382, which ranks as one of the most important medieval manuscripts written in the Welsh language. It preserves a collection of Welsh prose and poetry, notably the tales of the Mabinogion and Gogynfeirdd poetry. The manuscript derives its name from the colour of its leather binding and from its association with Hergest Court between the late 15th and early 17th century. (continued on English Wikipedia)
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