Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People
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Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People by The Venerable Bede
Book DescriptionBede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People was completed in 731 and still ranks among the most popular of history books. By the end of the eighth century, copies of it were to be found in many parts of England and on the Continent, some of which are still extant. If it were not for Bede's History we should know little about the Anglo-Saxon invasion and the beginnings of Christianity in England, and such familiar names as Edwin and Oswald, Cuthbert and Chad, Hilda and Caedmon would be almost forgotten. First published in 1969, Colgrave and Mynors's edition made use for the first time of the mid-eighth-century manuscript now in Leningrad, provided a survey of the extant manuscripts, and a new translation; it also brought up to date Plummer's invaluable edition. This revised edition takes into account J.M. Wallace-Hadrill's Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People: A Historical Commentary (Oxford Medieval Texts, 1988), enabling the reader to use the two in conjunction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198221739
(224mm x 148mm x 44mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jun-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Historical works by Bede (672 or 673 735 CE) include his "Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation," "Lives of the Abbots" of Bede s monastery, accounts of Cuthbert, and the "Letter to Egbert," Bede s pupil.
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Author Biography - The Venerable Bede
edited by Bertram Colgrave and R A B Mynors
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