By George Hardin Brown
The Venerable Bede is a vital determine for Anglo-Saxonists, arguably an important, recognized personality from the interval. A pupil of foreign status from an early interval of the Anglo-Saxon church [c.672-732], he used to be the writer not just of the well known Ecclesiastical background of the English People, but additionally of scriptural commentaries, hagiographies, clinical works, admonitory letters, and poetry. This booklet offers an informative, entire, and up to date advisor to Bede and his writings, underlining specifically his significance within the improvement of eu heritage and tradition. It locations Bede in his modern Northumbria and early Anglo-Saxon England, dedicates person chapters to his works, and features a bankruptcy on Bede's legacy for next heritage.
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Because it contains a reasonably full account of most Latin classical and postclassical metrical usage, the little treatise could teach a pupil who had mastered the foundation of Latin grammar in his earlier studies how to recognize and read correctly the verse forms found in hymns, metrical saints’ lives, epigrams, the liturgical chants, as well as in classical Latin poetry. Although the piece is mainly a compilation of extracts, Bede’s careful arrangement and presentation of the material made it a standard text in the age of Charlemagne.
Pseudo-Augustine, De mirabilibus Sacrae Scripturae (PL 35: 2149–2200); Liber de ordine creaturarum, ed. and trans. M. C. Díaz y Díaz (Santiago de Compostela, 1972). See M. L. W. Laistner, Thought and Letters in Western Europe, (Ithaca, 1957), p. 146; Kathleen Hughes, “The Church in Irish Society, 400–800,” in A New History of Ireland, I: Prehistoric and Early Ireland, ed. Dáibhi Ó Cróinín (Oxford, 2005), p. 328; Marina Smyth, Understanding the Universe in Seventh Century Ireland (Woodbridge, 1996), pp.
41 [I, Bede, servant of God, have summarized in brief notices the various natures of things and the broad periods of the passing age. ] 40 41 On Bede’s natural science, see Bede, Opera de temporibus, ed. Jones (Cambridge, MA, 1943), pp. 125–29; also Jones’s entry on Bede in the Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York, 1970), I: 564–66, and editorial preface to Bede, Opera didascalia, CCSL 123A, pp. xi–xii, 175, and 186. However, Peter Kitson, “Lapidary Traditions in Anglo-Saxon England, Part II: Bede’s Explanatio Apocalypsis and Related Works,” ASE 12 (1983): 73–123 at 88, demonstrates from Bede’s use in that commentary of information in chapter 38 of Pliny’s Natural History that, contrary to Jones’s assertion, Bede also knew the second half of that work.