The Autobiography of Gerald of Wales

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Boydell Press, 2005 - 373 páginas
Gerald of Wales, the son of a Norman Baron and the grandson of a Welsh Princess, is one of the most gifted and entertaining of medieval writers. His autobiography, translated from the Latin, presents the story of an Archdeacon who, despite his passionate efforts, never became a Bishop; it is the self-revelation of a man as able and courageous as he was vain and eccentric, and as devout and serious as he was flamboyant and humorous, a vivid picture of twelfth-century kings and prelates, of politics and travel, full of strange adventures at home and abroad, told with frankness and power, and without a counterpart in the literature of his day. Moreover, the volume presents a vivid picture of medieval life in general. The late H. E. BUTLER was Professor of Latin at University College, London.
 

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GIRALDUS AND WALES
9
PREFACE TO THE DE REBUS A SE GESTIS
33
FIRST CALL TO THE BISHOPRIC 1176
59
THE UNIVERSITY OF PARIS 11771179
65
UNHAPPY DAYS AT MYNYW I l8o1183
74
HE TAKES SERVICE WITH THE CROWN l 184
81
THE PREACHING OF THE CRUSADE 1187
104
HIS SERVICE OF KING RICHARD 11891195
111
FIRST VISIT TO ROME Nov 3Oth 1199 163
201
RETURN TO ENGLAND Dec 12Ol
220
THIRD VISIT TO ROME Jan 4th 1203
269
HE RETURNS BAFFLED TO ENGLAND Aug 1203
326
FINAL DEFEAT AND RECONCILIATION WITH
344
THE CLOSING YEARS 12041223
351
APPENDIX
361
A GUIDE TO FURTHER READING
369

HIS RETIREMENT TO LINCOLN 11961198
127
HE IS ELECTED BY THE CHAPTER IN DEFIANCE OF KING
192

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Página 368 - Green's Short History, 119. 2 Gerald's work, written in 1186, was translated into English in the fifteenth century. Fac. Nat. MSS. ill. xxxviii. " I find," wrote Lynch in the seventeenth, " the calumnies of which he is the author published in the language and writings of every nation, no new geography, no history of the world, no work on 'the manners and customs of different nations appearing in which his calumnious charges against the Irish are not chronicled as undoubted facts ; no map engraved...

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