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Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Penguin Classics)
Author: Bede
ISBN 13: 9780140445657
ISBN 10: 14044565
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1991-05-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $15.00
 
 

Starting with the invasion of Julius Caesar in the fifth century, Bede recorded the history of the English up to his own day in 731 A.D. A scholarly monk working in the north-east of England, Bede wrote the five books of his history in Latin. The Ecclesiastical History is his most famous work, and this edition provides the authoritative Colgrave translation, as well as a new translation of the Greater Chronicle, never before published in English. His Letter to Egbert gives his final reflections on the English Church just before his death. This is the only edition to include all three texts, and they are illuminated further by a detailed introduction and explanatory notes.