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Obras de Bede

The Age of Bede (1965) 556 cópias
Baedae Opera Historica (1896) 40 cópias
Bede's Life of St Cuthbert (2016) 20 cópias
Bedae Venerabilis opera (1964) — Autor; Autor — 20 cópias
Bedae Opera de temporibus (1943) 6 cópias
Storia degli inglesi (2010) — Autor — 6 cópias
Opera omnia 5 cópias
De natura rerum (2013) 3 cópias
Commento all'Apocalisse (2015) 2 cópias
Opera historica 2 cópias
On First Samuel. 1 exemplar(es)
Bede Historical Works I 1 exemplar(es)
The coming of St. Augustine (1897) 1 exemplar(es)
Beda Venerabilis Opera didascalica (2003) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Extraordinary Tales (1955) — Contribuinte — 269 cópias
A choice of Anglo-Saxon verse (1970) — Contribuinte, algumas edições236 cópias
The Penguin Book of Hell (2018) — Contribuinte — 181 cópias
Bedes Historia Ecclesiastical (1967) — Autor, algumas edições26 cópias

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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 | outras 21 resenhas | 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 | outras 21 resenhas | Nov 17, 2020 |

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Obras
123
Also by
9
Membros
5,351
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#4,654
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
33
ISBNs
209
Idiomas
9
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