The Ecclesiastical History of the English People

The Greater Chronicle ; Bede's Letter to Egbert

Author: Judith McClure,Roger Collins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192838667

Category: Medical

Page: 445

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The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731 AD) is Bede's most famous work. As well as providing the authoritative Colgrave translation of the Ecclesiastical History, this edition includes a new translation of the Greater Chronicle, in which Bede examines the Roman Empire and contemporary Europe. His Letter to Egbert gives his final reflections on the English Church just before his death, and all three texts here are further illuminated by a detailed introduction and explanatory notes. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Ecclesiastical History of the English People

Author: Bede

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606014

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 2873

The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731 AD) is Bede's most famous work. As well as providing the authoritative Colgrave translation of the Ecclesiastical History, this edition includes a new translation of the Greater Chronicle, in which Bede examines the Roman Empire and contemporary Europe. His Letter to Egbert gives his final reflections on the English Church just before his death, and all three texts here are further illuminated by a detailed introduction and explanatory notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Early Medieval Europe 300-1050

The Birth of Western Society

Author: David Rollason

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317861353

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 5478

The centuries following the collapse of the Roman Empire saw extraordinary change across Western Europe - in institutions, social structure, rural and urban life, religion, learning, scholarship and art. This innovative textbook provides students coming to the study of Early Medieval Europe for the first time with the conceptual and methodological tools to investigate the period for themselves. It identifies major research questions and historiographical debates and offers guidance on how to engage with and evaluate the major documentary sources and the evidence of art history and archaeology. Ideally structured to support courses and classes in Medieval European history, the book's features include: Over 50 carefully selected maps and illustrations accompanied by explanatory commentary Detailed guidance on further reading with research questions to aid understanding Timelines and maps to orientate the reader in each chapter An extensive companion website providing practical study guidance, reference materials and access to further primary sources Offering a road map to the rich written and non-written sources for this period, and the exciting recent scholarship, this book is an essential guide for any student wishing to gain a deeper level of understanding and greater confidence in creative and independent historical thought.

Allegorizing History

The Venerable Bede, Figural Exegesis and Historical Theory

Author: Timothy J. Furry

Publisher: James Clarke & Co

ISBN: 0227174240

Category: History

Page: 172

View: 6134

What is history? This question can be taken in many ways, including radically skeptical ones, but in 'Allegorizing History' Timothy J. Furry asks the questions not with that axe to grind but because it has become clear to him, through study of Bede and other ancient Christians, that history is not so simple. To be sure, many, if not all scholars, know that thanks to the work of postmodern philosophers and twentieth-century historical theorists like R.G. Collingwood, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Hayden White. In this work, Furry shows that there are competing notions and purposes of historical practice, more specifically between Bede and the scholars who have recently studied him. Moreover, he explaisn why this difference matters and what implications result from such competing notions and practices of history, especially in the exegesis of Scripture as well as how exegesis also influences conceptions of history. Following a tradition of historians and theologians who have sought to blur the lines between theology and other disciplines, Furry explores how, if biblical exegesis was not an isolated discipline for ancient and medieval Christians, then its effects should be seen in other arenas. His argument here is that one of these arenas or disciplines is history.

The Anglo-Saxon World

An Anthology

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192835475

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 8802

Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, The Dream of the Rood, The Wanderer, and The Seafarer are among the greatest surviving Anglo-Saxon poems. They, and many other treasures, are included in The Anglo-Saxon World: chronicles, laws and letters, charters and charms, and above all superb poems. Here is a word picture of a people who came to these islands as pagans and yet within two hundred years had become Christians, to such effect that England was the centre of missionary endeavour and, fora time, the heart of European civilization. Kevin Crossley-Holland places poems and prose in context with his skilful interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon world; his translations have been widely acclaimed, and of Beowulf the poet Charles Causley has written, 'the poem has at last found its translator'.

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Illustrated and Annotated

Author: Bob Carruthers

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473838339

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 9774

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is one of the most important sets of historical documents concerning the history of the British Isles. Without these vital accounts we would have virtually no knowledge of some of the key events in the history of these islands during the dark ages and it would be impossible to write the history of the English from the Romans to the Norman Conquest. The history it tells is not only that witnessed by its compilers, but also that recorded by earlier annalists, whose work is in many cases preserved nowhere else. At present there are nine known versions or fragments of the original 'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle' in existence. All of the extant versions vary (sometimes greatly) in content and quality, and crucially all of the surviving manuscripts are copies, so it is not known for certain where or when the first version of the Chronicle was composed. The translation that has been used for this edition is not a translation of any one Chronicle; rather, it is a conflation of readings from many different versions containing primarily the translation of Rev. James Ingram from 1828. The footnotes are all those of Rev. Ingram and are supplied for the sake of completeness. This edition also includes the complete Parker Manuscript. The book is illustrated throughout with paintings and engravings.

The Cambridge Companion to Bede

Author: Scott DeGregorio

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139825429

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 4073

As the major writer and thinker of the Anglo-Saxon period, the Venerable Bede is a key figure in the study of the literature and thought of this time. This Companion, written by an international team of specialists, is a key introductory guide to Bede, his writings, and his world. The first part of the volume focuses on Bede's cultural and intellectual milieu, covering his life, the secular-political contexts of his day, the foundations of the Latin learning he inherited and sought to perpetuate, the ecclesiastical and monastic setting of early Northumbria, and the foundation of his home institution, Wearmouth-Jarrow. The book then considers Bede's writing in detail, treating his educational, exegetical and historical works. Concluding with a detailed assessment of Bede's influence and reception from the time of his death up to the modern age, the Companion enables the reader to view Bede's writings within a wider cultural context.

Beowulf

The Fight at Finnsburh

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland,Heather O'Donoghue

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019955529X

Category: Poetry

Page: 176

View: 2512

Beowulf is the longest and finest literary work to have come down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, and one of the world's greatest epic poems. This acclaimed translation is complemented by a critical introduction and substantial editorial apparatus.

Tree of Salvation

Yggdrasil and the Cross in the North

Author: G. Ronald Murphy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199948615

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

View: 3015

G. Ronald Murphy offers an insightful examination of the lasting significance of Yggdrasil in northern Europe, showing that the tree's image persisted not simply through its absorption into descriptions of Christ's crucifix, but through recognition by the newly converted Christians of the truth of their new religion in the images of their older faith.

The Anglo-Saxon World

Author: Nicholas Higham,M. J. Ryan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300125348

Category: History

Page: 477

View: 5285

Presents the Anglo-Saxon period of English history from the fifth century up to the late eleventh century, covering such events as the spread of Christianity, the invasions of the Vikings, the composition of Beowulf, and the Battle of Hastings.

Domesday Book

A Complete Translation

Author: Ann Williams,G. H. Martin

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141439945

Category: History

Page: 1436

View: 6134

Domesday Book has been described as 'the most valuable piece of antiquity possessed by any nation.' (David Hume) But a complete translation has never been available before at an affordable price. Penguin's edition will change that. Compiled in a matter of months in 1086 at the behest of William the Conqueror, Domesday quickly established itself as document of immense legal importance. It was last consulted for legal precedent in 1982. It is also the most remarkable portrait of England in thelate eleventh century. The publication of a complete translation of Great and Little Domesday is already being eagerly anticipated by historians. There are advance quotes from Norman Davies, Michael Wood, Roy Strong and Antonia Fraser.

A Pictish panorama

the story of the Picts ; and, A Pictish bibliography

Author: Eric H. Nicoll,J. R. F. Burt,Pictish Arts Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Picts

Page: 188

View: 4515


Migration and Mythmaking in Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Nicholas Howe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780268034634

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

View: 3127

A revisionist interpretation of Anglo-Saxon England. Nicholas Howe proposes that the Anglo-Saxons fashioned a myth out of the 5th-century migration of their Germanic ancestors to Britain. Through the retelling of this story, the Anglo-Saxons ordered their complex history and identified their destiny as a people. Howe traces the migration myth throughout the literature of the Anglo-Saxon period, in poems, sermons, letters and histories from the sixth to the eleventh centuries.

English Villages

Author: P. H. Ditchfield

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3864030099

Category:

Page: 262

View: 363

"A popular and readable sketch of the history of our villages." Dealing with characteristic features of English villages, such as prehistoric remains and Roman relics, churches, monasteries, the village inn, village folklore and superstitions and many more. Originally published in 1901.

Ecclesiastical History of the English People

With Bede's Letter to Egbert and Cuthbert's Letter on the Death of Bede

Author: Bede

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014190979X

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 4693

Written in AD 731, Bede's work opens with a background sketch of Roman Britain's geography and history. It goes on to tell of the kings and bishops, monks and nuns who helped to develop Anglo-Saxon government and religion during the crucial formative years of the English people. Leo Sherley-Price's translation brings us an accurate and readable version, in modern English, of a unique historical document. This edition now includes Bede's Letter to Egbert concerning pastoral care in early Anglo-Saxon England, at the heart of which lay Bede's denunciation of the false monasteries; and The Death of Bede, an admirable eye-witness account by Cuthbert, monk and later Abbot of Jarrow, both translated by D. H. Farmer.

Reading the Middle Ages

Sources from Europe, Byzantium, and the Islamic World

Author: Barbara H. Rosenwein

Publisher: University of Toronto PressHigher education

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 594

View: 8738

"This is a vision of medieval history for the twenty-first century." - Claudia Rapp, UCLA