The Journey Through Wales and the Description of Wales (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Latin
Antal sidor
336
Utgivningsdatum
1978-09-01
Upplaga
Reissue
Förlag
Penguin Classics
Översättare
Lewis Thorpe
Originalspråk
Latin
Medarbetare
Radice, Betty (red.)
Illustrationer
index
Dimensioner
197 x 129 x 18 mm
Vikt
227 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780140443394

The Journey Through Wales and the Description of Wales

Häftad,  Latin, 1978-09-01
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Scholar, churchman, diplomat and theologian, Gerald of Wales was one of the most fascinating figures of the Middle Ages and The Journey Through Wales describes his eventful tour of the country as a missionary in 1188. In a style reminiscent of a diary, Gerald records the day-to-day events of the mission, alongside lively accounts of local miracles, folklore and religious relics such as Saint Patrick's Horn, and eloquent descriptions of natural scenery that includes the rugged promontory of St David's and the vast snow-covered panoramas of Snowdonia. The landscape is evoked in further detail in The Description, which chronicles the everyday lives of the Welsh people with skill and affection. Witty and gently humorous throughout, these works provide a unique view into the medieval world.
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Gerald of Wales was born c.1145 in Pembrokeshire. He died in obscurity, possibly in Lincoln in 1223. He wrote seventeen books, all of them in Latin, and was well-connected to the Royal Family of his day. Lewis Thorpe was Professor of French at Nottingham University from 1958 to 1977. He was President of the British Branch of the International Arthurian Society. He died in 1977.

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Translated by Lewis ThorpeIntroduction: I. The Life of Gerald of Wales Geneaological table: the family of Gerald of Wales II. The Journey Through Wales 1. The purpose of the journey and its achievements 2. Gerald's role 3. The route followed 4. The three versions 5. "...cum notabilibus suis" 6. The editions 7. The earlier translation 8. This translation III. The Description of Wales 1. The shape and subject-matter 2. The three versions 3. The changes made in the second and third versions 4. The editions 5. The earlier translation 6. This translation IV. Gerald the Historian V. Gerald the Artist VI. Short Bibliography VII. Acknowledgments VIII. List of Gerald's Extant Writings Maps: 1. Gerald's Journey Through Wales 2. Wales in 1188 THE JOURNEY THROUGH WALES First Preface Second Preface List of Chapter-Headings: Book I; Book II THE DESCRIPTION OF WALES First Preface Second Preface List of Chapter-Headings: Book I; Book II Appendix I: The additions made in Versions II and III of The Journey Through Wales Appendix II: The additions made in Versions II and III of The Description of Wales Appendix III: Gerald of Wales and King Arthur Index