Bede's ecclesiastical history of the English people : an introduction and selection

by Rowan Williams and Benedicta Ward

Bede's best known work, An Ecclesiastical History of the English People, was written in Latin and is not immediately easy to understand and follow. Yet it is a key text for any student of English history. Rowan Williams shows in his introduction how Bede works to create a sense of national destiny for the new English kingdoms of the seventh century, a sense that has helped to shape English self-awareness through the centuries, by using the imagery both of imperial Rome and of biblical Israel. But Bede also wrestles with the difficult question of how the Church relates to and serves the political order. The attraction and fascination of his work is partly in seeing the tension between the strategic use of wealth and political power for religious ends and the example of self-effacing service and simplicity of life offered by some of Bede's greatest Christian heroes. The issues around these questions are not academic or antiquarian. Understanding Bede is a key to understanding British society in the present as well as the past.

「Nielsen BookData」より

[目次]

  • Introduction / Extracts from The Ecclesiastical History of the English People / Bibliography

「Nielsen BookData」より

この本の情報

書名 Bede's ecclesiastical history of the English people : an introduction and selection
著作者等 Bede, the Venerable, Saint
Ward Benedicta
Williams Rowan
出版元 Bloomsbury
刊行年月 2012
ページ数 175 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9781441123541
NCID BB20962283
※クリックでCiNii Booksを表示
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
この本を: 
このエントリーをはてなブックマークに追加

Yahoo!ブックマークに登録
この記事をクリップ!
Clip to Evernote
このページを印刷

外部サイトで検索

この本と繋がる本を検索

ウィキペディアから連想