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Etmic Dinbych: a ninth-century literary analogy for sixth-century Tintagel

Dark, K. ORCID: (2020) Etmic Dinbych: a ninth-century literary analogy for sixth-century Tintagel. Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies, 80. ISSN 1353-0089

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The ninth-century Welsh poem Etmic Dinbych, describing the fortress of the kings of Dyfed at Tenby, is compared with sixth-century activity at Tintagel known from archaeological evidence. Although never previously realised, the analogy is very close and the poetic description of a feast at New Year casts doubt on the claim the Tintagel could only have been used as a court in the Summer. It has also previously gone unrecognised that the poem provides the only description of a ninth-century Welsh court using a hillfort.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:91583
Publisher:CMCS Publications

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