The Journey Through Wales and the Description of Wales

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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Author: Gerald of Wales

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141915555

Category: History

Page: 336

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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.

Shadowlands A Journey Through Britain s Lost Cities and Vanished Villages

15 All these images are taken from Gerald of Wales, The Journey through Wales; and The Description of Wales, translated [from Latin] by Lewis Thorpe (New York, 1978), pp. 934. 16 Gerald of Wales, Journey and Description, ...

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Author: Matthew Green

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393635355

Category: History

Page: 368

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One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2022 A “brilliant London historian” (BBC Radio) tells the story of Britain as never before—through its abandoned villages and towns. Drowned. Buried by sand. Decimated by plague. Plunged off a cliff. This is the extraordinary tale of Britain’s eerie and remarkable ghost towns and villages; shadowlands that once hummed with life. Peering through the cracks of history, we find Dunwich, a medieval city plunged off a cliff by sea storms; the abandoned village of Wharram Percy, wiped out by the Black Death; the lost city of Trellech unearthed by moles in 2002; and a Norfolk village zombified by the military and turned into a Nazi, Soviet, and Afghan village for training. Matthew Green, a British historian and broadcaster, tells the astonishing tales of the rise and demise of these places, animating the people who lived, worked, dreamed, and died there. Traveling across Britain to explore their haunting and often-beautiful remains, Green transports the reader to these lost towns and cities as they teeter on the brink of oblivion, vividly capturing the sounds of the sea clawing away row upon row of houses, the taste of medieval wine, or the sights of puffin hunting on the tallest cliffs in the country. We experience them in their prime, look on at their destruction, and revisit their lingering remains as they are mourned by evictees and reimagined by artists, writers, and mavericks. A stunning and original excavation of Britain’s untold history, Shadowlands gives us a truer sense of the progress and ravages of time, in a moment when many of our own settlements are threatened as never before.

The Description of Wales

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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Author: Giraldus Cambrensis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1727075986

Category:

Page: 92

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The Description of Wales by Giraldus Cambrensis 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.

New Perspectives on Modern Wales

Studies in Welsh Language, Literature and Social Politics Sabine Asmus, Katarzyna Jaworska-Biskup ... Gerald of Wales, The Journey through Wales/The Description of Wales, trans. L. Thorpe, 260-261. 30 Gerald of Wales, The Journey ...

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Author: Sabine Asmus

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527524385

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 186

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This book discusses issues of Welsh literature, history and the vernacular language of the devolved region of Wales (as a part of the United Kingdom of Northern Ireland and Great Britain). In this context, the volume sheds light on various aspects of the identity construction of a small nation with an endangered language, which is a P-Celtic tongue, known for exhibiting many features alien to Indo-European and SAE languages. All the issues tackled here are presented in diachronic and synchronic perspective, allowing for correlations to be drawn with similar problems faced by other cultures. As such, the volume will be of interest to anyone promoting Wales and Welsh culture within and outside the country, as well as journalists, politicians, linguists, literary scholars, historians, and those interested in areal studies focusing on the UK.

Understanding the Castle Ruins of England and Wales

Among his many talents, Gerald was a prolific writer whose works—The Journey through Wales and Description of Wales—have been republished in recent decades and are widely available. The son of a Norman father, Sir William de Barri, ...

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Author: Lise Hull

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476665979

Category: History

Page: 228

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Medieval castles were not just showcases for the royal and powerful, they were also the centerpieces of many people's daily lives. A travel guide as well as a historical text, this volume looks at castles not just as ruined buildings, but as part of the cultural and scenic landscape. The 88 photographs illustrate the different architectural concepts and castle features discussed in the text. The book includes glossaries of terminology, an appendix listing all the castles mentioned and their locations, notes, bibliography and index.

Authority and Subjugation in Writing of Medieval Wales

The idea of “wild Wales” is given a dramatically imagined quality of mystery and enchantment, and the sequence of adventures for ... Lewis Thorpe as The Journey through Wales and The Description of Wales (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1978).

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Author: R. Kennedy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230614932

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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The conquest of Wales by the medieval English throne produced a fiercely contested territory, both militarily and culturally. Wales was left fissured by frontiers of language, jurisdiction and loyalty - a reluctant meeting place of literary traditions and political cultures. But the profound consequences of this first colonial adventure on the development of medieval English culture have been disregarded. In setting English figurations of Wales against the contrasted representations of the Welsh language tradition, this volume seeks to reverse this neglect, insisting on the crucial importance of the English experience in Wales for any understanding of the literary cultures of medieval England and medieval Britain.

Celtic Culture A Celti

JTK Descriptio Kamlriae ('The Description of Wales') is a portrayal of contemporary Welsh social life and mores by Gerald of Wales (GIRALDUS CAMBRENSIS), ... Gerallt Gymro', Thorpe, Journey through Wales/Gerald of Wales.

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Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851094400

Category: Civilization, Celtic

Page: 2128

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