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History and Topography of Ireland


Gerald of Wales, or Giraldus Cambrensis, was a medieval clergyman and historian who served as the royal clerk and chaplain to King Henry II of England. Gerald of Wales was afforded the opportunity in 1185 to accompany the King's son John on his first expedition to Ireland. Because of those travels he would write his first of many works by penning the "Topographia Hibernica" or the "Topography of Ireland." The work is an account of the landscape and people of Ireland and was one the longest and most influential works on the ...

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The History and Topography of Ireland

ISBN-13: 9781420947854

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History and Topography of Ireland
1998, Humanities Press International Inc, Boston

ISBN-13: 9780391011663


The History and Topography of Ireland
1983, Penguin Group

ISBN-13: 9780140444230

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