ISBN 9780140445657,Ecclesiastical History Of The English

Ecclesiastical History Of The English



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Penguin Books India

Publication Year 1991

ISBN 9780140445657

ISBN-10 014044565X


Number of Pages 397 Pages
Language (English)


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 eyewitness account by Cuthbert, monk and later Abbot of Jarrow, both translated by D. H. Farmer.