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The world of Bede

Author: Peter Hunter Blair
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The World of Bede is an engaging and accessible introduction to the writings and intellectual development of the Venerable Bede (d.735), first historian of the English and one of the greatest  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Church history
Named Person: Bede, the Venerable Saint; Bede, the Venerable Saint
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Hunter Blair
ISBN: 0521398193 9780521398190
OCLC Number: 54052528
Description: xii, 342 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword Michael Lapidge; Preface; List of abbreviations; Part I. Alter Orbis: 1. Change in the west; 2. Bede's view of Britain; 3. Britons and English; 4. English foundations; Part II. Towards Christianity: 5. The initiation of a mission; 6. The journey to England; 7. Gregory's English correspondence; 8. Bede's account of the mission; 9. The first Archbishops of Canterbury; 10. Paulinus in Northumbria; 11. 'Celtic' and 'Roman' missionaries; Part III. The Growth of Monasticism: 12. Gaulish and Italian influences; 13. Spanish influences; 14. Aspects of English monasticism; 15. Benedict Biscop's early years; 16. The Foundation of Wearmouth; 17. The Foundation of Jarrow; 18. The Abbacy of Ceolfrith; Part IV. Learning, Teaching and Writing: 19. The regular life; 20. The Bible in the west; 21. The Northumbrian Bible; 22. Education and the grammarians; 23. Reading and psalmody; 24. Number and time; 25. The lives of saints; 26. Secular and Christian books; 27. Candela Ecclesiae; Select Bibliography; Index.
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