The Journey Through Wales and the Description of Wales

Gerald Of Wales Betty Radice

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Éditeur
Penguin Books LTD Digital
Pages
336
Parution
mai 2004
Format
Ebook EPUB
Protection
DRM
Langue
Anglais
EAN
9780141915555
  • Résumé

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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