The History and Topography of Ireland (Paperback)
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The History and Topography of Ireland (Paperback)

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Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 30/09/1982
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Gerald of Wales was among the most dynamic and fascinating churchmen of the twelfth century. A member of one of the leading Norman families involved in the invasion of Ireland, he first visited there in 1183 and later returned in the entourage of Henry II. The resulting Topographia Hiberniae is an extraordinary account of his travels. Here he describes landscapes, fish, birds and animals; recounts the history of Ireland's rulers; and tells fantastical stories of magic wells and deadly whirlpools, strange creatures and evil spirits. Written from the point of view of an invader and reformer, this work has been rightly criticized for its portrait of a primitive land, yet it is also one of the most important sources for what is known of Ireland during the Middle Ages.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140444230
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 112 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm

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