Ecclesiastical History of the English People
By: Bede
Stock No: WW4565X
Ecclesiastical History of the English People   -     By: Bede

Ecclesiastical History of the English People

By: Bede
Penguin Classics / 1991 / Paperback

Buy 48 or more for $10.44 each.
In Stock
Stock No: WW4565X

Buy Item Our Price$10.99 Retail: $15.00 Save 27% ($4.01)
In Stock
Quantity:
Stock No: WW4565X
Penguin Classics / 1991 / Paperback
Quantity:

Add To Cart
Paypal Buy Now
Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Wishlist

Product Description

Written in AD 731, Bede's work opens with a background sketch of Roman Britain's geography and history. It goes on to tell of the kings and bishops, monks and nuns who helped to develop Anglo-Saxon government and religion during the crucial formative years of the English people. Leo Sherley-Price's translation brings us an accurate and readable version, in modern English, of a unique historical document. This edition now includes Bede's Letter to Egbett concerning pastoral care in early Anglo-Saxon England.

Product Information

Title: Ecclesiastical History of the English People
By: Bede
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1991
Dimensions: 7.5 X 5 (inches)
Weight: 10 ounces
ISBN: 014044565X
ISBN-13: 9780140445657
Stock No: WW4565X

Related Products

  1. The History of the Kings of Britain
    Add To Wishlist
    Geoffrey of Monmouth
    Penguin Classics / 1981 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$13.49 Retail Price$19.00 Save 29% ($5.51)
  2. History of the Church in England
    Add To Wishlist
    J.R.H. Moorman
    Church Publishing Inc. / 1980 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$35.96 Retail Price$39.95 Save 10% ($3.99)
  3. The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400-1580, Second edition
    Add To Wishlist
    Eamon Duffy
    Yale University Press / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$28.13

Publisher's Description

'With God's help, I, Bede ... have assembled these facts about the history of the Church in Britain ... from the traditions of our forebears, and from my own personal knowledge'

Written in AD 731, Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People is the first account of Anglo-Saxon England ever written, and remains our single most valuable source for this period. It begins with Julius Caesar's invasion in the first century BC and goes on to tell of the kings and bishops, monks and nuns who helped to develop government and convert the people to Christianity during these crucial formative years. Relating the deeds of great men and women but also describing landscape, customs and ordinary lives, this is a rich, vivid portrait of an emerging church and nation by the 'Father of English History'.

Leo Sherley-Price's translation from the Latin brings us an accurate and readable version of Bede's History. This edition includes Bede's Letter to Egbert, denouncing false monasteries; and The Death of Bede, an admirable eye-witness account by Cuthbert, monk and later Abbot of Jarrow, both translated by D. H. Farmer.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author Bio

Bede (c. 672 or 673 – May 25, 735), was a Benedictine monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter at Monkwearmouth, today part of Sunderland, and of its companion monastery, Saint Paul's, in modern Jarrow (see Wearmouth-Jarrow), both in the English county of Durham (now Tyne and Wear). He is well known as an author and scholar, and his most famous work, Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History of the English People) gained him the title "The father of English history".

D.H. Farmer was Reader in History at Reading University until 1988. He is author and editor of several books on ecclesiastical and monastic history such as The Oxford Dictionary of Saints.

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review