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The Gregorian mission to Kent in Bede's Ecclesiastical history : methodology and sources

Author: Richard Shaw
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
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"What material lay behind Bede's narrative in his Ecclesiastical History? What were his sources and were they primary or secondary? This book represents the first systematic attempt to answers these questions, taking as a test case the coherent narrative of the Gregorian mission and the early church in Kent. Through this critique the book is able to catalogue Bede's sources and assess their origins, provenance and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Bede, the Venerable Saint; Beda, Venerabilis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Shaw
ISBN: 9781138060814 113806081X
OCLC Number: 1035757407
Description: xii, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: An Early Medieval Historian at Work 1.1 Recent work on Bede and the Historia ecclesiastica 1.2 Bede's methods and materials: the need for a systematic analysis 1.3 The implications of this study 1.4 The structure of this study1.5 Methodology1.6 Bede the historian 1.7 Bede's introduction to his own sources in the HE PrefacePART ONEConstructing the Narrative of the Gregorian Mission to Kent2. Gregory and the Mission: HE 1.23-33 3. The Mission Fathers: HE 2.1-11; 15-20 4. Canterbury before Theodore: HE 3.8; 3.14; 3.20; 3.29; 4.1 PART TWOBede's Sources for Kent before Theodore5. Bede's Sources Reconstructed 5.1 Political 5.1.1 King lists 5.1.2 Genealogies 5.1.3 The context for the preservation and maintenance of Bede's king lists and genealogies 5.1.4 `Hegemon list' document 5.1.5 `Hidage document' of the `tribute' type 5.1.6 Kentish laws 5.2 Ecclesiastical 5.2.1 Episcopal Lists 5.2.2 The origins of Bede's episcopal lists 5.2.3 Inscriptions from (re-)foundation stones 5.2.4 Epitaphs 5.2.5 Ecclesiastical correspondence5.3 `Literary' and other written sources5.4 Oral information 5.5 Bede's Canterbury sources5.6 Conclusions: the disappearance of `Canterbury tradition' 6. Bede's `Canterbury Tales' 6.1 The unexplained sections of the Gregorian mission narrative 6.2 Characteristics of the `Canterbury tales' 6.3 The shape and content of Bede's `Canterbury tales' 6.4 Nature of the `Canterbury tales' 6.5 Dating the `Canterbury tales' 6.6 Conclusions 7. Conclusion: Bede's Methods and OursBibliography
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"What material lay behind Bede's narrative in his Ecclesiastical History? What were his sources and were they primary or secondary? This book represents the first systematic attempt to answers these questions, taking as a test case the coherent narrative of the Gregorian mission and the early church in Kent. Through this critique the book is able to catalogue Bede's sources and assess their origins, provenance and value. The striking paucity of Bede's primary sources for the period emerges clearly. This study explains the reason why this was the case. At the same time, Bede is shown to have had access to a greater variety of sources, especially documentary, than has previously been realised"--

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