Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 546 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 1.22 in
Published: November 15, 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1108042988
ISBN - 13: 9781108042987
Table of Contents
Introduction; Appendix to introduction; Liber de principis instructione; Index to vols. 1-4 and 8.
From the Publisher
Despite a frustrated ecclesiastical career - his ongoing failure to secure the See of St David''s embittered him - Giraldus Cambrensis (Gerald of Wales, Gerald de Barry, c.1146-1220/23) composed many remarkable literary works, initially while employed as a royal clerk for Henry II and, subsequently, in semi-retirement in Lincoln. Eight volumes of his works were compiled as part of the Rolls Series of British medieval material. Volume 8, edited by archivist George F. Warner (1845-1936) and published in 1891, contains his ''Liber de principis instructione'', a moral treatise including much invective against the Angevin court. Written while Louis of France - in whose support Giraldus composed a poem - was scheming to replace King John, the Latin text, in Giraldus'' vigorous and anecdotal style, gives a vivid picture of contemporary politics, while the English introduction illuminates nineteenth-century interest in the period.