Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin
The Black Book of Carmarthen
Peniarth MS 1

Currently housed at the National Library in Wales, the Black Book of Carmarthen is a manuscript dating to the middle of the thirteenth century. It is believed to have been the work of a single scribe at the Priory of St. John in Carmarthen.

The book itself is small, and the script fairly large. Much of the material is either concerned with the figures of the Dark Ages--Myrddin, Arthur, Urien, and Taliesin all appear here--there are also a number of religious poems. Also, there are a few poems by Cynddelw, bard of Madog ap Maredudd (ca. 1160).

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Mary Jones 2004