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by Hugh Williams

eBook Gildas de Excidio Britanniae: The Ruin of Britain ePub
Author: Hugh Williams
Language: English
ISBN: 1861431481
ISBN13: 978-1861431486
Publisher: Llanerch Press (April 1, 2007)
Pages: 260
Category: Europe
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 265
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ePub file: 1572 kb
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De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae (Latin for "On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain", sometimes just "On the Ruin of Britain") is a work by the 6th-century AD British cleric St Gildas, written in Latin.

De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae (Latin for "On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain", sometimes just "On the Ruin of Britain") is a work by the 6th-century AD British cleric St Gildas, written in Latin. It is a sermon in three parts condemning the acts of Gildas' contemporaries, both secular and religious, whom he blames for the dire state of affairs in sub-Roman Britain.

Hugh Williams) Part I Paragraphs 3-26 Description of Britain and a history from the Romans to Gildas’ time.

These quotes are from his best-known work, De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae (On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain) in which he bemoans everything. It is a sermon against unjust rulers, a Tract for the Times, a warning and a harrowing blast against ungodliness. The brief history it contains is just an introduction to the lengthy diatribe. Part I Paragraphs 3-26 Description of Britain and a history from the Romans to Gildas’ time.

de Excidio Britanniae; O. .has been added to your Basket. by Gildas (Author), Hugh Alders Williams (Translator).

De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae (‘On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain’), is the only surviving complete work of the 5th to 6th century British writer Gildas.

De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae (‘On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain’), is the only surviving complete work of the 5th to 6th century British writer Gildas, indeed almost the only surviving writing by anyone in this place and time. The work is partly intended to be historical, but is mainly a sermon directed against contemporary kings and clergy of south-western Britain, preaching national repentance.

Book is faded and falling apart. Many pages are not attached.

Hugh Williams (Translator) . Gildas' principal work, De Excidio Britanniae, is a sermon in three parts condemning the acts of his contemporaries, both secular and religious. The only substantial source for post-Roman British history, it is of great value to the study of this period of history.

Gildas' principal work, De Excidio Britanniae, is a sermon in three parts condemning the acts of his contemporaries .

Gildas' principal work, De Excidio Britanniae, is a sermon in three parts condemning the acts of his contemporaries, both secular and religious. Hugh Williams read Modern History at Oxford before beginning his career in television with the BBC. He has specialised in history and current affairs programming and in the early 80s was responsible for introducing the famous BBC history programme Timewatch into the schedules. While Head of Broadcasting in Manchester he had the idea for and subsequently commissioned . Wilson s series Eminent Victorians. The first part consists of Gildas' explanation for his work and a brief narrative of Roman Britain from its conquest under the principate to Gildas' time. He describes the doings of the Romans and the Groans of the Britons, in which the Britons make one last request for military aid from the departed Roman military.

Hugh Williams read Modern History at Oxford before beginning his career in television with the BB.

Hugh Williams read Modern History at Oxford before beginning his career in television with the BBC. It is worthwhile to have more than one translation for comparison sake.

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