(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

"The tears I shed were Noah's flood" : medieval genre, floods and the fluvial landscape in the poetry of Guto'r Glyn

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Inst. of Geography and Earth Sciences, Univ. of Wales, Aberystwyth, ROYAUME-UNI


The paper presents an analysis of the poetry of G. Glyn, one of the most prominent Welsh poets of the medieval period, in order to gain an insight into Welsh society's perception of the fluvial environment and ways in which it appropriated rivers and foods for cultural purposes. Rivers were an integral part of a complex cultural landscape of topos and genre and were linked both to Biblical deluges and to myths of submersion. Floodplains were important sites of creativity as well as sites of settlement, cultivation and travel. An analysis of historical cultural attitudes to the fluvial landscape may provide evidence of such adaptation and resilience by societies of the past


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of historical geography / ISSN 0305-7488 / CODEN JHGEDP

Editor : Academic Press, London ; Academic Press, San Francisco, CA ; Academic Press, New York, NY - ROYAUME-UNI (1975)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 40 [pp. 94-104]

Collation : 1 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 19070

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