We cannot verify your location
Browse Book and Journal Content on Project MUSE
OR

Great Deeds in Ireland

Richard Stanihurst’s De Rebus in Hibernia Gestis

Morgan,Hiram

Publication Year: 2013

This is a translation of Richard Stanihurst’s De Rebus in Hibernia Gestis which was originally published at Leiden in the Netherlands by the famous Plantin press in 1584. It was the first history of Ireland to appear on continent. The core of book is five parts – four chapters called ‘books’ and an appendix. There is also a preface and index. Our edition will consist of the Latin text with a parallel translation plus a scholarly introduction and extensive annotation.

Published by: Cork University Press

Cover

pdf iconDownload PDF (2.9 MB)
pp. 1-2

Title Page, Copyright

pdf iconDownload PDF (63.1 KB)
pp. 3-8

Contents

pdf iconDownload PDF (30.6 KB)
pp. vii-10

read more

Preface and Acknowledgements

pdf iconDownload PDF (593.8 KB)
pp. ix-xi

This translation has its origins in the Neo-Latin seminar at University College Cork. It resulted from a meeting of John Barry, Hiram Morgan and Keith Sidwell over lunch in the Hayfield Manor Hotel in 1998 which identified the need for some sort of systematic approach to the many Latin texts written about Ireland and by Irishmen in the Renaissance...

read more

Introduction

pdf iconDownload PDF (2.1 MB)
pp. 1-73

Richard Stanihurst’s De Rebus in Hibernia Gestis was published in Leiden by the Plantin Press in 1584. It was the second history of Ireland to go into print, following as it did hard on the heels of the Irish history component of Raphael Holinshed’s The Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (London, 1577). Stanihurst had been a major contributor to the latter but it...

read more

Liber Primus / Book One

pdf iconDownload PDF (346.5 KB)
pp. 78-139

Frequently, brother Plunket, I am much grieved that while the farthest corners of the world become daily better known to mankind, Ireland alone generally remains almost hidden in dense obscurity, as if it had been concealed until now in Cimmerian darkness.6 For however carefully you study the works of scholars...

read more

Liber Secundus / Book Two

pdf iconDownload PDF (354.7 KB)
pp. 140-203

I hung in doubt for a long time, brother Plunket, agonising over the question, whether it was more prudent and desirable to shun the recording of antiquity, or to write some commentaries on our affairs. To take flight from this whole genre, especially such as has some value for the praise and honour of our ancestors, seemed to me utterly reprehensible...

read more

Liber Tertius / Book Three

pdf iconDownload PDF (422.7 KB)
pp. 204-279

IN the aftermath of these rash and senseless actions near Waterford, Richard Strongbow, following careful military preparations, set sail from the town of Milford. Having experienced good sailing weather, he put into the port of Waterford on the 24th of August.200 He had under his banner two hundred knights of the first rank and a thousand of lesser rank. These he had picked, choosing them with great care...

read more

Liber Qvartvs / Book Four

pdf iconDownload PDF (423.8 KB)
pp. 280-355

Envy, however, the treacherous handmaiden of all famous deeds, could no longer keep the poison of her malevolence suppressed and restrained. For as soon as Hervey perceived that the name of Raymond was growing ever more famous, he almost burst a bloodvessel in his chagrin at the fortune and success of the man. He loosened all bonds of kinship...

Appendix

pdf iconDownload PDF (401.7 KB)
pp. 356-429

Stanihurst’s Index / Errata

pdf iconDownload PDF (122.6 KB)
pp. 430-455

Privilegia / Privileges

pdf iconDownload PDF (30.8 KB)
pp. 456-457

Notes to Translation

pdf iconDownload PDF (358.2 KB)
pp. 459-508

Bibliography

pdf iconDownload PDF (89.6 KB)
pp. 509-518

Index

pdf iconDownload PDF (110.2 KB)
pp. 519-532


E-ISBN-13: 9781909005907
E-ISBN-10: 1909005908
Print-ISBN-13: 9781909005723
Print-ISBN-10: 190900572X

Publication Year: 2013

Edition: 1