The Ecclesiastical History of the English People With Bede's Letter to Egbert, and Cuthbert's Letter on the Death of Bede

The Ecclesiastical History of the English People With Bede's Letter to Egbert, and Cuthbert's Letter on the Death of Bede

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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 Leo Sherley-Price's translation brings us an accurate and readable version, in modern English, of a unique historical document.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.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 1990
ISBN: 9780140445657
Call Number: 274.2 B41e 1990
Characteristics: 397 p. : ill. ; 20 cm

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(731) "Bede's account of Anglo-Saxon England begins with Julius Caesar's invasion in the first century B.C. and goes on to tell of the kings and bishops, monks and nuns who helped to develop government and convert the people to Christianity during these crucial formative years."


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