Bede the Scholar (Hardcover)

Bede the Scholar By Peter Darby (Editor), Máirín Maccarron (Editor) Cover Image

Bede the Scholar (Hardcover)

By Peter Darby (Editor), Máirín Maccarron (Editor)


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Distilling a decade of research by leading experts on the Venerable Bede, Bede the scholar investigates the Northumbrian monk's place within the wider intellectual developments of the early medieval world. Demonstrating the centrality of the Bible to his scholarship, chapters focus on Bede's engagement with scriptural languages, his knowledge and use of earlier works of Latin literature, and a pastoral commitment to teaching and preaching.

The book breaks new ground for our understanding of Bede's self-image by investigating his famous Ecclesiastical history of the English people alongside lesser-known works such as the Martyrology, the commentary On Genesis, and the chapter headings he developed for different parts of the Vulgate Bible. Contributors highlight the importance of appreciating Bede's work within its local setting: the kingdom of Northumbria and the monastery of Wearmouth and Jarrow, whose founders, Benedict Biscop and Ceolfrith, inspired Bede in various ways.

Combining rigorous scholarly research with a celebration of the depth and complexity of Bede's work, Bede the scholar deepens our understanding of the scholarly programme undertaken by one of the most important intellectual figures of the early Middle Ages.

Product Details ISBN: 9781526153203
ISBN-10: 1526153203
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: June 27th, 2023
Pages: 338
Language: English