1300 36 33 32

An engaging and accessible introduction to the writings and intellectual development of the Venerable Bede (d.735), this book (originally published in 1970) is available again for the enjoyment of all those interested in the early medieval world. With an updated preface and supplementary bibliography by Michael Lapidge, the book is based almost entirely on primary sources, particularly Bede's own writings. The book surveys the fragmented state of Britain after the Anglo-Saxon conquests, tracing the - sometimes faltering - rebirth of Christianity from the time of St. Augustine through to the glories of the golden age of Northumbria in the eighth century. What was Bede's contribution to the growth of scholarship? Why is his famous Ecclesiastical History of the English Church and People still so highly regarded? How did Bede see his own age? What traditions most influenced him? Peter Hunter Blair answers all these questions, assessing Bede sympatheticaly in all the fields in which he was active, as teacher, orthographer, moral philospher, grammarian, theologian, natural scientist and, above all, as our first modern historian.

Buy World of Bede book by Peter Hunter Blair from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521391382
ISBN-10: 0521391385
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 24mm)
Pages: 356
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Oct-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

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

Write Review


Books By Author Peter Hunter Blair

Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England by Peter Hunter Blair

An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England

Paperback, July 2003
$59.36
World of Bede by Peter Hunter Blair

The World of Bede

Paperback, October 1990
$72.86