Court Poet in Medieval Wales
|Author: ||Williams, J.E.|
This comparative study examines the resemblances and dissimilarities between the court poets of the Welsh princes (c. 1100-1282) from both their own predecessors, immediate and remote, and the other court poets of ancient and medieval Europe. These are examined in the light of the cultural and social circumstances in Wales during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The study examines the work of the most significant members of this school of poets in its several genres (the celebratory ode, the elegy, etc) and details the characteristic features of its metres and style.