Descriptio Kambriae ‘The description of Wales’

Gerald of Wales
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  • prose
  • Anglo-Latin texts, Cambro-Latin texts
Gerald of Wales
Gerald of Wales
(c. 1146–1220 x 1223)
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Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Dimock, J. F., Giraldi Cambrensis opera, 8 vols, vol. 6: Itinerarium Kambriae et Descriptio Kambriae, London, 1868.
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[tr.] Thorpe, Lewis, Gerald of Wales. The journey through Wales and the description of Wales, Penguin Classics, Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1978.

Secondary sources (select)

Lapidge, Michael, and Richard Sharpe, A bibliography of Celtic-Latin literature, 400-1200, Royal Irish Academy Dictionary of Medieval Latin from Celtic Sources, Ancillary Publications, 1, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1985.
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Hardy, T. D., Descriptive catalogue of materials relating to the history of Great Britain and Ireland to the end of the reign of Henry VII, vol. 2: From A.D. 1066 to A.D. 1200, London: Longman, Green and Roberts, 1865.
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[id. 610.]
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