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Early Gaelic Harp Emporium

Books by Giraldus Cambrensis

Topographia

Giraldus Cambrensis (Gerald of Wales)
The History and Topography of Ireland (Topographia Hiberniae)
Penguin Classics
Giraldus Cambrensis visited Ireland in the late 12th century, and when he returned to Britain he wrote this decription of the people and places he had seen. It includes many interesting comments on the old Gaelic way of life, including descriptions of harpers and harp music. This modern English translation includes a number of medieval line drawings taken from original manuscripts of the book. New paperback.
£10 +

Wales

Giraldus Cambrensis (Gerald of Wales)
The Journey through Wales and the Description of Wales
Penguin Classics
This is Giraldus's account of a missionary trip around his native Wales in 1188. It is a great companion volume to The History and Topography of Ireland. Modern English translation. New paperback.
£11 +