Map, Walter

Map, Walter
   A clerk in the household of Henry II, who made him an itinerant judge; he also had a good career in the Church, rising to be Archdeacon of Oxford. Around 1190 he wrote a light-hearted miscellany called De Nugis Curialium ('Courtiers' Trifles') including various tales of marvels he had heard, for example the story of *Herla and the dwarf, that of *Edric the Wild and his fairy wife, and two accounts of the laying of dangerous *undead.

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  • Map, Walter — • Archdeacon of Oxford, b. at, or in the vicinity of, Hereford, c. 1140, d. between 1208 and 1210 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Map, Walter — (ca. 1140–ca. 1210)     Walter Map was a courtier and writer, a favorite in the English court of HENRY II, whose best known work, De nugis curialium (Courtiers’ Trifles), is a witty, entertaining, and often satirical collection of miscellaneous… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Map, Walter — ▪ English writer born c. 1140, Hereford?, England died c. 1209       English churchman and writer whose work helps to illuminate the society and religious issues of his era.       Probably of Welsh descent, Map studied at the University of Paris… …   Universalium

  • Walter Map — Born c. 1140 Herefordshire, England Died circa 1209 Occupation Clergyman Writer Walter Map (born 1140, died c. 1208–1210) was a medieval writer of works written in Latin. Only one work is attributed to Map with any certainty: De Nugis Curialium …   Wikipedia

  • Walter Map —     Walter Map     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Walter Map     (Sometimes wrongly written MAPS)     Archdeacon of Oxford, b. at, or in the vicinity of, Hereford, c. 1140, d. between 1208 and 1210. Belonging by birth to the Welsh Marches, he was in… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Walter Map — (né en 1140, mort vers 1208 1210) était un historien anglais. Homme d église et écrivain du Moyen Âge, il rédigait en latin. Un seul ouvrage lui est attribué avec certitude : De nugis curialium. Sommaire 1 Biographie 2 Écrits …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Map — [map] Walter 1140? 1209?; Welsh poet & satirist: also, Latin name, Mapes [māps, mā′pēz΄] …   English World dictionary

  • Walter Map — (* um 1140; † zwischen 1208 und 1210) war ein englischer Schriftsteller walisischer Herkunft. Map studierte in Paris Theologie, wurde später Archidiakon in Oxford und wirkte als bedeutender Gelehrter am Hof des englischen Königs Heinrich II.. Im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Map — /map/, n. Walter, c1140 1209?, Welsh ecclesiastic, poet, and satirist. Also, Mapes /mayps, may peez/. * * * I Graphic representation, drawn to scale and usually on a flat surface, of features usually geographic, geologic, or geopolitical of an… …   Universalium

  • Walter Ristow — Walter William Ristow (April 20, 1908 in La Crosse, Wisconsin ndash; April 3, 2006 in Mitchellville, Maryland) was the head librarian of the map library at the New York Public Library and later the Library of Congress. The Washington Map Society… …   Wikipedia

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