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Histories of the kings of Britain

Geoffrey of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph

Histories of the kings of Britain

by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph

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Published by J.M. Dent & Sons, E.P. Dutton in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arthur, King (Romances, etc.),
  • Great Britain -- History -- To 449.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Geoffrey of Monmouth ; [translated by Sebastian Evans].
    SeriesEveryman"s library / edited by Ernest Rhys. Romance -- [no. 577]
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA140 G4 1911
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxvi, 250 p.
    Number of Pages250
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17210595M

    Histories of the Kings of Britain, by Geoffry of Monmouth. Book 7. Chapter 1 Of the Prophecies of Merlin. Geoffrey’s address I had not come so far as this place of my history, when by reason of the much talk that was made about Merlin my contemporaries did on every side press me to make public an edition of his prophecies, and more especially. Full text of "Histories Of The Kings Of Britain" See other formats.

    The Horrible History of Britain and Ireland: Frightfully Funny Quiz Book: Deadly Days in History: The Beastly Best Bits: The Big Fat Christmas Book: Top 50 Kings & Queens: Top 50 Villains: This is a Horrible Book of Foul Facts: Crackin' Castles: Gruesome Great Houses: Horrible Histories of Great Britain. The Historia Regum Britanniae (English: The History of the Kings of Britain) is a pseudohistorical account of British history, written c. by Geoffrey of chronicles the lives of the kings of the Britons in a chronological narrative spanning a time of two thousand years, beginning with the Trojans founding the British nation and continuing until the Anglo-Saxons assumed .

      In the 12th Century a scholar named Geoffrey of Monmouth penned a book called Historia Regnum Brittaniae, the History of the Kings of Britain heretofore referred to as HRB. A mammoth compilation of names and events purporting to chronicle the rulers of the land all the way back to their Trojan roots. Ἰστορίαι = The Histories, Herodotus The Histories of Herodotus is the founding work of history in Western literature. Written in BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories serves as a record of the ancient traditions, politics, geography, and clashes of various cultures that were known in Western Asia, Northern Africa and Greece at that time.4/5.


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Histories of the kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph Download PDF EPUB FB2

Just in case Amazon software again jumbles up reviews of similarly-titled books: this is a review of Sebastian Evans’ translation of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s “Histories of the Kings of Britain,” which has been re-issued in paperback by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform ( ), and in Kindle and hardcover formats by other publishers (so check which you are /5(20).

Completed inThe History of the Kings of Britain traces the story of the realm from its supposed foundation by Brutus to the coming of the Saxons some two thousand years later. Vividly portraying legendary and semi-legendary figures such as Lear, Cymbeline, Merlin the magician and the most famous of all British heroes, King Arthur, it is as much myth as it is history/5.

1 []. Merlin, by delivering these and many other prophesies, caused in all that were present an admiration at the ambiguity of his Vortigern above all the rest both admired and applauded the wisdom and prophetical spirit of the young man: for that age had produced none that ever talked in such a manner before him.

Being therefore curious to learn. History of the Kings of Britain/Book 6. From Wikisource "In the books of our philosophers, and in a great many histories, I have found that several men have had the like original.

For, as Apuleius informs us in his book concerning the Demon of Socrates. Just in case Amazon software again jumbles up reviews of similarly-titled books: this is a review of Sebastian Evans’ translation of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s “Histories of the Kings of Britain,” which has been re-issued in paperback by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform ( ), and in Kindle and hardcover formats by other publishers (so check which you are /5(8).

Geoffrey of Monmouth's Histories of the Kings of Britain was a medieval attempt to forge a national epic for the British people, shortly after the Norman conquest.

Geoffrey invented a mythical back-history for the Britons, starting, as Virgil did, with a fugitive from the sack of Troy, named Brute or Brutus.

Book I. Chapter 1. The epistle dedicatory to Robert earl of Gloucester Whilst occupied on many and various studies, I happened to light upon the History of the Kings of Britain, and wondered that in the account which Gildas and Bede, in their elegant treatises, had given of them, I found nothing said of those kings who lived here before theFile Size: KB.

The Ecclesiastical History of the English People was written in Latin by the Venerable Bede (), a Benedictine monk living in Northumbria, an important Christian centre in the eighth century. It is a remarkable document, tracing, in general, early Anglo-Saxon history, and in particular, as the title proclaims, the growth and establishment of Christianity against the.

Geoffrey of Monmouth's histories of the Kings of Britain: Book I: Epistle dedicatory --Eulogium of Island of Britain --Aeneas to Brute --Letter of Brute to pandrasus --Victory of Brute over Greeks --Pandrasus prepares for revenge --Bargain of Brute with Anacletus --Brute passes the sentinels --Brute takes Pandrasus camp --Trojans counselled.

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Book One. CHAPTER I. EPISTLE DEDICATORY TO ROBERT, EARL OF GLOUCESTER. Geoffrey's Prologue. Oftentimes in turning over in mine own mind the many themes that might be subject-matter of a book, my thoughts would fall upon the plan of writing a history of the Kings of Britain, and in my musings thereupon me seemed it a marvel that, beyond such mention as.

Buy The History of the Kings of Britain (Classics) New Impression by Geoffrey of Monmouth, Lewis Thorpe, Lewis Thorpe (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(88). The History of the Kings of Britain Summary & Study Guide Geoffrey of Monmouth This Study Guide consists of approximately 47 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your.

Kings and Queens Lyrics: I'm William the Conqueror / My enemies stood no chance / They call me the first English king / Although I come from France /the Doomsday book /. The Mabinogion, the earliest literary jewel of Wales, is a collection of ancient tales and legends compiled around the 12th and 13th century deriving from storytelling and the songs of bards handed down over the is a remarkable document in many ways.

From an historical perspective, it is the earliest prose literature of Britain. But it is in its drama that many surprises. Read "Histories of the Kings of Britain" by Geoffrey of Monmouth available from Rakuten Kobo.

Paphos Publishers offers a wide catalog of rare classic titles, published for a new generation. Histories of the Kings o Brand: Charles River Editors. About this Book Catalog Record Details. History of the kings of Britain. The Sebastian Evans translation.

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Histories of the Kings of Britain by Geoffrey of Monmouth. J.M. Dent & Sons, This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket.

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He therefore took on the task of creating the first full biographies of King Arthur and Merlin, which from that point on remained the quintessential source for all Arthurian legend tales. His finest work, "The History of the Kings of Britain", traces the reign of nearly a hundred British kings, beginning with the nation's mythical founder, s: 8.

Histories of the Kings of Britain By Geoffry of Monmouth Completed inthis classic chronicle traces the story of the realm from its supposed foundation by Brutus to the coming of the Saxons some two thousand years later. Vividly portraying legendary and semi-legendary figures Pages: Unlock This Study Guide Now.

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