Times of Bede: Studies in Early English Christian Society and its Historian / Edition 1

Times of Bede: Studies in Early English Christian Society and its Historian / Edition 1

by Patrick Wormald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631166556

ISBN-13: 9780631166559

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Written by the late Patrick Wormald, one of the leading authorities on Bede’s life and work over a 30-year period, this book is a collection of studies on Bede and early English Christian society.

  • A collection of studies on Bede, the greatest historian of the English Middle Ages, and the early English church.
  • Integrates the religious,

Overview

Written by the late Patrick Wormald, one of the leading authorities on Bede’s life and work over a 30-year period, this book is a collection of studies on Bede and early English Christian society.

  • A collection of studies on Bede, the greatest historian of the English Middle Ages, and the early English church.
  • Integrates the religious, intellectual, political and social history of the English in their first Christian centuries.
  • Looks at how Bede and other writers charted the establishment of a Christian community within a warrior society.
  • Features the first map of all known or likely early Christian communities in England.
  • Includes plans and illustrations of the finest early Christian church in England at Brixworth.
  • An appendix considers Bede’s treatment of St. Hilda, the first great English female saint.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631166559
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.35(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Editorial Note by Stephen Baxter.

Acknowledgements.

Abbreviations.

Part I An Early Christian Culture and its Critic.

1 Bede and Benedict Biscop.

2 Bede, Beowulf and the Conversion of the Anglo Saxon Aristocracy.

3 Bede, the Bretwaldas and the origins of the Gens Anglorum.

4 Bede and the conversion of England: the charter evidence.

Part II The Impact of Bede's Critique.

5 Æthelwold and his Continental Counterparts: Contact, Comparison, Contrast.

6 Bede and the 'Church of the English'.

7 How do we know so much about Anglo Saxon Deerhurst?

8 Aristocrats as Abbots: a context for the making of Brixworth.

Appendix: Hilda, Saint and Scholar (614-680).

Index.

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