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Ecclesiastical history / Bede ; with an English translation by J.E. King.

Author/creator Bede, the Venerable, Saint, 673-735 author.
Included WorkBede, the Venerable, Saint, 673-735. Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum. English.
Included WorkBede, the Venerable, Saint, 673-735. Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum Latin.
Included WorkKing, J. E. (John Edward), 1858-1939, translator.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoCambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2014.
Description1 online resource : map.
Supplemental Content v.1
Supplemental Content v.2
Series Loeb Classical Library ; 246, 248
Loeb classical library 246, 248. ^A467228
Contents v. I. Books 1-3 -- v. II. Books 4-5. Lives of the Abbots. Letter to Egbert.
Abstract Historical works by Bede (672 or 673-735 CE) include his Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation, Lives of the Abbots of Bede's monastery, accounts of Cuthbert, and the Letter to Egbert, Bede's pupil. Bede "the Venerable," English theologian and historian, was born in 672 or 673 CE in the territory of the single monastery at Wearmouth and Jarrow. He was ordained deacon (691-2) and priest (702-3) of the monastery, where his whole life was spent in devotion, choral singing, study, teaching, discussion, and writing. Besides Latin he knew Greek and possibly Hebrew. Bede's theological works were chiefly commentaries, mostly allegorical in method, based with acknowledgment on Jerome, Augustine, Ambrose, Gregory, and others, but bearing his own personality. In another class were works on grammar and one on natural phenomena; special interest in the vexed question of Easter led him to write about the calendar and chronology. But his most admired production is his Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation. Here a clear and simple style united with descriptive powers to produce an elegant work, and the facts diligently collected from good sources make it a valuable account. Historical also are his Lives of the Abbots of his monastery, the less successful accounts (in verse and prose) of Cuthbert, and the Letter (November 734) to Egbert his pupil, so important for our knowledge about the Church in Northumbria. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Bede's historical works is in two volumes.
General noteIncludes index.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web.
LanguageText in Latin with English translation on facing pages.
Source of descriptionDescription based on print version record.
Issued in other formPrint version: Bede, the Venerable, Saint, 673-735. Ecclesiastical history. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1930 9780674992719(v.1) 9780674992733(v.2)
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