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by Ranulf Higden,Marie Collins

  • ISBN: 155584300X
  • Category: Europe
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Ranulf Higden,Marie Collins
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (October 1, 1988)
  • Pages: 176
  • ePub book: 1682 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1827 kb
  • Other: mbr rtf docx lit
  • Rating: 4.8
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Description

For THE DESCRIPTION OF BRITAIN, Caxton selected those parts of "Polychronicon" that related to the .

For THE DESCRIPTION OF BRITAIN, Caxton selected those parts of "Polychronicon" that related to the British Isles and might be of interest to intelligent and literate English readers of the Late Middle Ages. Published in 1480, it turned out to be an early "best seller". THE DESCRIPTION OF BRITAIN consisted of twenty-nine relatively short chapters. In truth, however, today the text in and of itself is of interest primarily to scholars.

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The result is The Description of Britain, which became an immediate bestseller.

Caxton: The Description of Britain. by Marie Collins, William Caxton, Ranulf Higden. ISBN 9781555843007 (978-1-55584-300-7) Hardcover, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988. Find signed collectible books: 'Caxton: The Description of Britain'.

Higden, Ranulf, d. 1364; Trevisa, John, d. 1402, tr; Caxton, William, c.

Higden, Ranulf, -1364. Published: Westminster : William Caxton, 18 August 1480. The Description of Britain is derived from Liber I of Trevisa's translation of Higden's Polychronicon, printed by Caxton in 1482 (BMC). Title and imprint from colophon (leaf /5r): Here endeth het discripcion of Britayne the, whiche conteyneth englond wales and scotland, also bicause Irlonde in under the reule of englond of olde tyme it hath so continued therfore I have sette the descripcion of the same after the said brituyne, which I have taken oute of.

Extracted from the Polychronicon of Ranulph Higden, in the translation of John Trevisa. Westminster: William Caxton, 18 Aug. 1480. Front cover of binding: England, 20th century full dark brown morocco; rebound by Douglas Cockerell and Son, Mar. 1962. Sp Coll Hunterian B. 31 (item 1 of 2 bound together).

So the Description of Britain is really a fictional story on what Britain was like during the Anglo Saxon period and earlier

So the Description of Britain is really a fictional story on what Britain was like during the Anglo Saxon period and earlier. However it is important not because of the history that it gives but because this was the history that a lot of people knew and believed in the Middle Ages. The book is fairly entertaining there are sections on Britain's locations and boundaries, its Excellence and attributes, the Kings Highways and Streets, Famous Rivers and streams and lots of other sections.

The Guinness Book of World Records describes Ranulph Fiennes as the world's greatest living explorer. He has been up the White Nile in a hovercraft, and parachuted onto Europe's highest glacier. An obsession with diet and fitness comes with the territory, and for years Fiennes has fine-tuned his body to cope with the most inhospitable of environments and the most stressful situations of physical hell.

Caxton: The Description of Britain: A Modern Rendering. William Caxton, Ranulf Higden, John Malverne. Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and His Noble Knights of the Round Table. William Caxton, Thomas Malory.

Based on Caxton's version of a 14th century Middle Eastern translation of the Latin Polychronicon of Ranulf Higden, which was printed in 1948 by Wynkyn de Worde under title: The description of England