Giraldi Cambrensis Opera: Volume 8, De Principis Instructione Liber by J. S. Brewer buy used Used & Rare price $79.11 new from$57.83 shop with confidence SPECIAL SHIPPING CONSIDERATIONS FOR USED & RARE ITEMS. Please see the special considerations for shipping Used & Rare items, including extended delivery times, possible import duties & taxes. Delivered in 3-5 weeks Format: Trade paperback Publisher: Cambridge University Press Condition: The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10:1108042988 ISBN - 13:9781108042987 Seller Comments: Trade paperback (US). 546 p. Cambridge Library Collection - Rolls. . Black & white illustrations. Intended for professional and scholarly audience. 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.