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Bede / George Hardin Brown and Frederick M. Biggs.

Author/Creator:
Brown, George Hardin, 1931- author.
Publication:
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2017-2018]
Series:
Sources of Anglo-Saxon literary culture.
Sources of Anglo-Saxon literary culture
Format/Description:
Book
2 volumes ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Bede, the Venerable, Saint, 673-735 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- England -- History and criticism.
Civilization, Anglo-Saxon.
Anglo-Saxons -- Intellectual life.
Bede, the Venerable, Saint, 673-735.
Christian literature, Latin (Medieval and modern).
England.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
'Bede' is the inaugural volume in the 'Sources of Anglo-Saxon literary culture' series, which seeks to comprehensively map British literary culture from 500 to 1100 CE. This volume presents four texts, or fascicles, dedicated to the Venerable Bede (d. 735), theologian and author of the 'Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum'. Articles provide a wealth of information on Bede through manuscript evidence, medieval library catalogs, citations, and quotations. Using discussions of source relationships, the entries weigh and consider different interpretations of Bede's works and suggest possibilities for future research. Part of an exciting new reference series, this book - and those that follow - will be indispensable to anyone interested in the history and literature of the period.
This newest volume in a long-running work of mapping the sources of Anglo-Saxon literary culture in England from 500 to 1100 CE takes up one of the most important authors of the period, the eighth-century monk-scholar known as the Venerable Bede. Bede is best known as the author of the 'Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum', which is one of the key sources for our historical and cultural knowledge of the period; this collection covers that and more, drawing on manuscript evidence, medieval library catalogues, Anglo-Latin and Old English versions, citations, quotations, and more, putting Bede and his work in the context of his period.
Contents:
Part 1. Introduction
Educational works
Histories
Poetry: De die iudicii
Poetry: epigrams
Poetry: Hymns
Saints' lives.
Part 2. Introduction
Bible: Aids to biblical study
Bible: Chapter divisions and prologues
Bible: Commentaries
Bible: Homilies
Letters
Lost works
Martyrology.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (part 2, pages 293-314) and index.
Contributor:
Biggs, Frederick M., author.
ISBN:
9789089647146
9089647147
9789462981324
9462981329
9789048530977
OCLC:
1002691411
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