Concept of Europe in the Medieval Welsh Geographical Treatise "Delw y Byd"

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Abstract

The present article discusses the concept of Europe in Delw y Byd, the medieval Welsh translation of the geographical section of the twelfth-century encyclopedia Imago mundi, written in Latin by Honorius Augustodunensis. The research presented here forms part of the project ‘Defining Europe in Medieval European Geographical Discourse: the Image of the World and its Legacy, 1110-1500’ funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. An early version of this article was presented at the Japan Society for Celtic Studies Annual Congress in October 2017 as 「ウェールズの地理学 書Delw y Byd における「ヨーロッパ」のコンセプトについて」
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-34
Number of pages12
JournalCeltic Forum
Volume21
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Medieval studies
  • medieval encyclopedias
  • Medieval Welsh Literature
  • Europe
  • Imago mundi
  • Medieval culture
  • history of geography

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