Topographia Hiberniae

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Topographia Hiberniae

    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
    Form
    prose (primary)

    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 the entry for the relevant manuscript.

    [ed.] Dimock, J. F., Giraldi Cambrensis opera, 8 vols, vol. 5: Topographia Hibernica et Expugnatio Hibernica, London, 1867.
    Internet Archive: <link>
    [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.

    Panxhi, Lindsey Zachary, “Rewriting the werewolf and rehabilitating the Irish in the Topographia Hibernica of Gerald of Wales”, Viator 46:3 (2015): 21–40.
    Faletra, Michael A., Wales and the medieval colonial imagination: the matters of Britain in the twelfth century, The New Middle Ages, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
    Sargent, Amelia Borrego, “Gerald of Wales’s Topographia Hibernica: dates, versions, readers”, Viator 43:1 (2012): 241–262.
    McTurk, Rory, “Chaucer, Gerald of Wales, and Ireland”, in: McTurk, Rory, Chaucer and the Norse and Celtic worlds, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005. 34–66.
    McTurk, Rory, Chaucer and the Norse and Celtic worlds, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.
    Karkov, Catherine E., “Tales of the ancients: colonial werewolves and the mapping of postcolonial Ireland”, in: Ingham, Patricia, and Michelle R. Warren (eds.), Postcolonial moves: medieval through modern, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. 93–109.
    Wigchert, Marion, “Topographia Hibernica. Gerard van Wales en de Ierse mythe”, Leidschrift: Historisch Tijdschrift 12:3 — Reizen in de Middeleeuwen (September, 1996): 19–33.
    Leidschrift.nl – PDF: <link>
    Rollo, David, “Gerald of Wales' Topographia Hibernica: sex and the Irish nation”, The Romanic Review 86:2 (March, 1995): 169–190.
    O'Meara, John J., Gerald of Wales. The history and topography of Ireland, revised ed., Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982.
    Flanagan, Marie Therese, “Mac Dalbaig, a Leinster chieftain”, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 111 (1981): 5–13.
    O'Meara, John J., The first version of the ‘Topography of Ireland’ by Giraldus Cambrensis, Dundalk: Duldalgan Press, 1951.
    Brooks, E. St. J., “Machtalewi, a Leinster chieftain”, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 71:2 (1941): 53–55.
     : <link>
    Dimock, J. F., Giraldi Cambrensis opera, 8 vols, vol. 5: Topographia Hibernica et Expugnatio Hibernica, London, 1867.
    Internet Archive: <link>

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