Gerald of Wales con The Journey Through Wales and the Description of Wales (Classics)
Series; Penguin classics. Physical description; 336 p. ; 20 cm. Summary; 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. Subjects; Giraldus Cambrensis (1146-1223) - Travel - Wales. Wales - Description and travel - Early works to 1800. Wales - Social life and customs - Early works to 1800. Essays, journals, letters & other prose works ; British & Irish history: (c 500 to c 1000) ; British & Irish history: (c 1000 to c 1500) ; Physical geography. History / Europe / Great Britain. History / Medieval. Wales - History - To 1536 - Early works to 1800.