Canllaw Cyfraith Hywel


Welcome to the section of the website which offers a guide to Cyfraith Hywel - what was the law? What was Hywel Dda's link to all of this? What are the different sections in the laws?
Following every introductory section there is a bibliography for further reading.

GENERAL BACKGROUND

The Law of Hywel

Hywel Dda

The law and society


TEXTS AND MANUSCRIPTS

Anomalous Laws

Redactions

Blegywryd

Cyfnerth

Iorwerth

The Latin Texts

Manuscripts

Language

Older Laws


TRACTATES AND SECTIONS

Prologues

The Laws of Court

The Laws of Country

The Law of Women

Land Law

The Value of Wild and Tame

The Test Book

Suretyship

The Three Columns of Law

Triads

Plaints

Cynghawsedd

Damweiniau

Other sections


THE WIDER CONTEXT

Development and external influence

Lawyers and administration

The Church




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