1300 36 33 32

Bede'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.

Buy Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People book by The Venerable Bede from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780198221739
ISBN-10: 0198221738
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 148mm x 44mm)
Pages: 696
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Jun-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People book by The Venerable Bede and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

Author Biography - The Venerable Bede

edited by Bertram Colgrave and R A B Mynors

Books By Author The Venerable Bede

Venerable Bede by The Venerable Bede

The Venerable Bede

Paperback, January 1989
Bede the Venerable by The Venerable Bede

Bede the Venerable

Paperback, January 1989
Historical Works by The Venerable Bede

Historical Works

Hardback, December 1921