Darogan: Prophecy, Lament and Absent Heroes in Medieval Welsh Literature

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Political prophecy was a common mode of literature in the British Isles and much of Europe from the Middle Ages to at least as late as the Renaissance. At times of political instability especially, the manuscript record bristles with prophetic works that promise knowledge of dynastic futures. In Welsh, the later development of this mode is best known through the figure of the mab darogan, the 'son of prophecy', who - variously named as Arthur, Owain or a number of other heroes - will return to re-establish sovereignty. ...

Darogan: Prophecy, Lament and Absent Heroes in Medieval Welsh Literature 2013, University of Wales Press, Wales

ISBN-13: 9780708326756

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