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Texts

Topographia Hiberniae

Gerald of Wales
  • Latin, Cambro-Latin, Anglo-Latin
  • prose
  • Anglo-Latin texts, Cambro-Latin texts
Title
Topographia Hiberniae
also known as Topographia Hibernica
Author
Gerald of WalesGerald of Wales / Giraldus Cambrensis / Gerald de Barry (c. 1146–1220 x 1223) – No short description available
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Manuscripts

include:

  • London, British Library, MS Harleian 4003
  • Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 720
  • Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 4126
Language
  • Latin Cambro-Latin Anglo-Latin
Date
1180s (first and second recensions); revised again in the early 13th century.
Form
prose (primary)
Textual relationships

Classification

Anglo-Latin texts Cambro-Latin texts

Sources

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. 5: Topographia Hibernica et Expugnatio Hibernica, London, 1867.
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[tr.] O'Meara, John J., Gerald of Wales. The history and topography of Ireland, revised ed., Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982.
[tr.] O'Meara, John J., The first version of the ‘Topography of Ireland’ by Giraldus Cambrensis, Dundalk: Duldalgan Press, 1951.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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