The Ecclesiastical History of the English People

The Ecclesiastical History of the English People

By: The Venerable Bede, A. M. Sellar

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This masterpiece of medieval historical literature constitutes the first account of English history. Written in 731 AD by a Northumbrian monk, it chronicles the growth of Christianity in Anglo-Saxon England. The Venerable Bede's account starts with the Roman invasion led by Julius Caesar in 55-54 BC and extends to the date of its completion. It profiles the kings, bishops, monks, and nuns involved in the formation of the island nation's religion and government.
Known today as The Father of English History, Bede was among the most learned man of his time. His History illuminates a period otherwise obscured by the absence of written evidence and illustrates the Church's use of persuasion to overcome pagan violence. Essential reading for students of history and theology, it ranks among the most important primary sources of Western history.

Reprint of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England, George Bell and Sons, London, 1907.
AvailabilityOut of Stock
ISBN 10048647738X
ISBN 139780486477381
Author/EditorThe Venerable Bede, A. M. Sellar
Page Count496
Dimensions5 x 8

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