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Bede's Historiae : genre, rhetoric, and the construction of Anglo-Saxon church history

Author: Vicky Gunn
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The church history of the Anglo-Saxons can only be approached through the lens of a few writers, arguably the greatest of whom is Bede. This book explains the role played by classical forms of genre  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Bede, the Venerable Saint; Bede, the Venerable Saint; Bede, the Venerable Saint; Beda (Venerabilis)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vicky Gunn
ISBN: 9781843834656 1843834650
OCLC Number: 276340889
Description: 252 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Understanding Bede's audience --
The historical and contemporary context of Northumbrian hagiography and historiae production --
Bede's agenda revisited : monastic superiority in the Ecclesiastical history --
Bede's approach to the genre of historia --
A case of generic discomfort : Bede's History of the abbots --
A case of innovation within generic boundaries : Bede's Martyrology --
Bede's compositional techniques in the genre of ecclesiastical history.
Responsibility: Vicky Gunn.

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There is much of interest to Bedan scholarship. EARLY MEDIEVAL EUROPE

 
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