Description of Wales

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In this remarkable work Giraldus patriotically ascribes to his fellow countrymen an enthusiasm of intellect that enables them to excel in whatever they do and admires their speeches and songs. His skilful incorporation of quotations from Latin and Welsh with his own narrative is superb. He tells his readers how Wales is a difficult country to conquer and how it should be governed. Gerald's writings in good quality Latin, based on a thorough knowledge of Classical authors, reflect experiences gained on his travels as well as his great knowledge of the standard authorities. He was respected as a scholar in his time and afterwards. The noted scholar Edward Augustus Freeman said he was "the father of comparative philology," and he calls him "one of the most learned men of a learned age," "the universal scholar." Gerald was a man of strong opinions whose works are frequently polemical, but he also had an intense curiosity, recording much valuable detail of... More > everyday life in his ethnographic works.< Less
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Green King Press
January 14, 2013
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