The Venerable Bede is a crucial figure for Anglo-Saxonists, arguably the most important, known character from the period. A scholar of international standing from an early period of the Anglo-Saxon church [c.672-732], he was the author not only of the well-known Ecclesiastical History of the English People, but also of scriptural commentaries, hagiographies, scientific works, admonitory letters, and poetry. This book provides an informative, comprehensive, and up-to-date guide to Bede and his writings, underlining in particular his importance in the development of European history and culture. It places Bede in his contemporary Northumbria and early Anglo-Saxon England, dedicates individual chapters to his works, and includes a chapter on Bede's legacy for subsequent history.
GEORGE HARDIN BROWN is Professor of English emeritus, Stanford University.
This is a fine introduction both to the works and to the scholarship on them. THEOLOGY
An excellent handbook that summarizes each of Bede's writings, puts it in the context of his output, and locates editions and translations. Recommended. CHOICE
First Published: 16 Sep 2010
13 Digit ISBN: 9781843836094
Size: 23.4 x 15.6
Imprint: Boydell Press
Series: Anglo-Saxon Studies
Subject: Medieval History
BIC Class: HBLC1
Details updated on 22 May 2013