Gildas: The Ruin of Britain and other Documents

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Gildas Breton Gweltaz c 500 c 570 also known as Gildas the Wise or Gildas Sapiens was a 6th century British monk best known for his scathing religious polemic De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain , which recounts the history of the Britons before and during the coming of the Saxons He is one of the best documented figures of the Christian church in t

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  • Paperback
  • Gildas: The Ruin of Britain and other Documents
  • Gildas
  • English
  • 08 February 2019
  • 9781860772023

10 thoughts on “Gildas: The Ruin of Britain and other Documents

  1. says:

    A good edition of a very good text Gildas Ruin of Britain is presented both in English translation as well as the original Latin, together with a few other interesting bits from his pen The notes are thorough, but scanty, and I would hate to approach the text without having read other Chronicles as Gildas uses few names A wacky writer, Gildas is fun to read when he s telling history, though the long list of Bible quotes can get tiring to plow through in a sitting.

  2. says:

    I m shelving this as Arthurian even though it doesn t actually mention Arthur, or much to do with his mythos for that matter It does very briefly mention the Battle of Badon, however the first source to do so, I believe and as a result it seems to be frequently listed as the earliest piece of Arthurian literature That s certainly why I read it.Everything else is ranting Seriously Gildas was apparently one of those monks who approved of pretty much nothing, and most of The Ruin of Britain , included here, is precisely what you d expect from such a title Things were bad and getting worse, and it was all everyone s fault, moral decay of society, falling away from religion, blah de blah blah The rest of the sources are pretty much religious in nature Gildas ranting, still, against corrupt and ineffective priests, or providing instructions on how long they re supposed to starve themselves for various offenses from accidentally vomiting up a communion wafer to bestiality I shudder to think what went on in his abbey There s a lengthy panegyric in there about martyrs, of whom he actually does approve, with a strong undercurrent of You should be so grateful for the chance to be eaten by lions, you hell bound disappointment , but for the most part it s mainly fist shaking, and is admittedly quite amusing If he d lived today he d be writing indignant pieces of outraged offense for whichever tabloid would put up with his sneering at their after work happy hour.

  3. says:

    Gildas is an extraordinary historian, but his complaints are legion He presents a fascinating set of monastic rules which did not inspire as much as St David or St Benedict, but nevertheless they remain interesting Gildas historical accounts are well researched, taken from the writings from predominantly Rufinus and other early historians, and he integrates his own acerbic commentary for vitriolic effect.

  4. says:

    A solid translation, still in use thirty some years later Which is important as he and Patrick s two letters are our only two primary sources for the period Why not a fifth star One could ask that a person versed enough in the Latin of the period to make such a translation might have added notes on several aspects of the text the nature of the Bible he used, hazy passages, double meanings, and what not He did not.

  5. says:

    I simply love to read these old histories This is a good one.

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