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The Mabinogion

Unknown , Wales, c 1100 The Mabinogion is a collection of prose stories from medieval Welsh manuscripts. While the two main manuscripts from which the modern version of the Mabinogion derive, the White Book of Rhydderch (Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch) and the Red Book of Hergest (Llyfr Coch Hergest) were written in the late 1300s, most scholars agree that the tales are older. Scholars have noted that the language of the stories best fits the period between 1000 and 1100. Dating the stories of the Mabinogion is important because if it can be shown to have been written before Geoffrey of...