The History and Topography of Ireland

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.

The History and Topography of Ireland

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.

Historical Works Containing the Topography of Ireland and the History of the Conquest of Ireland

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Historical Works  Containing the Topography of Ireland  and the History of the Conquest of Ireland

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The History and Topography of Ireland

The tone is colored by the circumstances in which Giraldus wrote, but his credulity is delightful and his gift for storytelling matchless.

The History and Topography of Ireland

His Topographia Hiberniae is an account of Ireland and its early history as seen by a Norman in A.D. 1185. The tone is colored by the circumstances in which Giraldus wrote, but his credulity is delightful and his gift for storytelling matchless.

The Historical Works of Giraldus Cambrensis

The Historical Works of Giraldus Cambrensis

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The Historical Works Containing the Topography of Ireland and the History of the Conquest of Ireland Tr by Thomas Forrester the Itinerary Through

The Historical Works  Containing the Topography of Ireland and the History of the Conquest of Ireland  Tr  by Thomas Forrester  the Itinerary Through

Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

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The Historical Works

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The Historical Works Containing the Topography of Ireland and the History of the Conquest of Ireland Tr by Thomas Forrester The Itinerary Through Wales and the Description of Wales Tr by Sir Richard Colt Hoare

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

The Historical Works  Containing the Topography of Ireland and the History of the Conquest of Ireland  Tr  by Thomas Forrester  The Itinerary Through Wales  and the Description of Wales  Tr  by Sir Richard Colt Hoare

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.