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Værker af Bede

The Age of Bede (1965) 556 eksemplarer
Baedae Opera Historica (1896) 40 eksemplarer
Bedae Venerabilis opera (1964) — Forfatter; Forfatter — 20 eksemplarer
Bede's Life of St Cuthbert (2016) 20 eksemplarer
The Explanation of the Apocalypse (1878) 9 eksemplarer
Chronica Hispana saeculi XIII (1982) 7 eksemplarer
Bedae Opera de temporibus (1943) 6 eksemplarer
Storia degli inglesi (2010) — Forfatter — 6 eksemplarer
Opera omnia 5 eksemplarer
De natura rerum (2013) 3 eksemplarer
OPERA DIDASCALICA 2 eksemplarer
Commentaries on Genesis 1-3. (2010) 2 eksemplarer
Commento all'Apocalisse (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Opera historica 2 eksemplarer
Be Domes Daege: De Die Judicii (2013) 2 eksemplarer
On First Samuel. 1 eksemplar
The coming of St. Augustine (1897) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Extraordinary Tales (1955) — Bidragyder — 269 eksemplarer
A choice of Anglo-Saxon verse (1970) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver237 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Hell (2018) — Bidragyder — 181 eksemplarer
Latin Commentaries on Revelation (Ancient Christian Texts) (2011) — Forfatter — 47 eksemplarer
Bedes Historia Ecclesiastical (1967) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver26 eksemplarer

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I don’t normally rate or review books that I give up reading but decided to do so in this case because I got beyond the halfway mark.

The earlier chapters I consider quite interesting, but the further into it I got, the harder I found it to keep my concentration. It feels repetitive in some respects, yet the aspect that made me stop reading was yet another vision being recounted as a historic fact. Some such visions occur when people are awake, while at least one happened during sleep, so in other words it was a dream.

The number of miracles recorded as facts are as tedious as they are unbelievable. For instance, the dust were Oswald, King of Northumbria, was slain was able to cure deadly illnesses, simply because Oswald was sainted.

Bede also declares that certain kings should have their names erased from history and their reigns forgotten because of their disbelief in the Christian faith. So, ‘cancel culture’ sadly existed in Anglo-Saxon times. Such omissions don’t make for good history.

This is a didactic and biased text by an early historian. I accept, of course, that the mindset of someone living in the eight century is worlds away from that of the present day. Despite this, it didn’t make this book any more enjoyable for me to read.
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PhilSyphe | 21 andre anmeldelser | Feb 16, 2023 |
A foundational work on the history of the English Church. My second time reading this after a long time away. There are some incredibly inspiring stories of faith and missionary ministry here, my fave being St. Alban.
 
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wyclif | Sep 22, 2021 |
My fourth reading of Bede's magnum opus and I struggled for several reasons: it was my first time not reading my beloved Sherley-Price translation and my first time reading the History during a worldwide pandemic and very serious family health crisis. Thank goodness for the good people at LibriVox.org who had recorded an audiobook of Sellar's translation.
 
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bibliothecarivs | 21 andre anmeldelser | Nov 17, 2020 |

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Værker
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Medlemmer
5,359
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