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Gerald of Wales : the journey through Wales and the description of Wales

By: Gerald of Wales Radice, Late Betty(Edited by) Thorpe, Lewis(Translated by)

Part of the Penguin classics series
0140443398 / 9780140443394
Paperback
914.2'9'0431
28/09/1978
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20 cm 336 p.
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"The Journey" describes, in almost diary form, the mission to Wales undertaken in 1188 by Baldwin, Archbishop of Canterbury, with Gerald as his companion.

His approach was encyclopaedic: as well as providing us with an accurate and quite comprehensive history of events in 12-century wales, the book is crammed with lively accounts of local miracles, natural prodigies, folklore of all sorts and scenic descriptions of great beauty. "The Description" offers us a detailed and fascinating picture of the day-to-day existence of ordinary Welshmen - their methods of agriculture, what they ate and wore and how best they could fight and resist the English.

BIC:

1DBKW Wales, DNF Literary essays, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLC Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, RGB Physical geography & topography

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