The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Oxford World's Classics)

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The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (731 AD) is Bede's most famous work.
As well as providing the authoritative Colgrave translation of the Ecclesiastical History, this edition includes a new translation of the Greater Chronicle, in which Bede examines the Roman Empire and contemporary Europe. His Letter to Egbert gives his final reflections on the English Church just before his death, and all three texts here are further illuminated by a detailed introduction and explanatory notes.
ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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"[A] very useful, practical edition."--Glenn Olsen, University of Utah"One of the first great works of English literature....This new edition is based on the standard scholarly text, comes replete with notes by its editors...and includes two shorter works, "The Greater Chronicle" and the "Letter to Egbert.."..This book offers anecdote, philosophical observation, and even charm."--The Washington Post "[A] very useful, practical edition."--Glenn Olsen, University of Utah "One of the first great works of English literature....This new edition is based on the standard scholarly text, comes replete with notes by its editors...and includes two shorter works, "The Greater Chronicle" and the "Letter to Egbert.,.".This book offers anecdote, philosophical observation, and even charm."--The Washington Post "[A] very useful, practical edition."--Glenn Olsen, University of Utah "One of the first great works of English literature....This new edition is based on the standard scholarly text, comes replete with notes by its editors...and includes two shorter works, "The Greater Chronicle" and the "Letter to Egbert, ..".This book offers anecdote, philosophical observation, and even charm."--The Washington Post "[A] very useful, practical edition."--Glenn Olsen, University of Utah"One of the first great works of English literature....This new edition is based on the standard scholarly text, comes replete with notes by its editors...and includes two shorter works, "The Greater Chronicle" and the "Letter to Egbert.,.".This book offers anecdote, philosophical observation, andeven charm."--The Washington Post "�A� very useful, practical edition."--Glenn Olsen, University of Utah"One of the first great works of English literature....This new edition is based on the standard scholarly text, comes replete with notes by its editors...and includes two shorter works, "The Greater Chronicle" and the "Letter to Egbert...".This book offers anecdote, philosophical observation, andeven charm."--The Washington Post

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Judith McClure was head of Royal School, Bath, and before that taught Latin and Medieval History at Liverpool and Oxford universities. Her husband, Roger Collins, taught Medieval history at Liverpool.

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