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Preface 9 Charles D. Wright Guide for Readers 11 Frederick M. Biggs Introduction 17 Educational Works 39 Histories 123 Poetry: De die iudicii 207 Poetry: Epigrams 217 Poetry: Hymns 241 Saints’ Lives 263

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"Biggs and Brown state that they have sought to create a work which represents "not simply facts to be counted but rather the materials from which new interpretations of the literary culture of the period can be made" (p. 33). In this important aim they have been very successful." - Richard Shaw, *Journal of English and Germanic Philology*, April 2019

George Brown, Fred Biggs


Part 1, Fascicles 1-4

Bede is the inaugural volume in the Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture series, which seeks to comprehensively map British literary culture from 500 to 1100 CE. This volume presents four texts, or fascicles, dedicated to the Venerable Bede (d. 735), theologian and author of the Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum. Articles provide a wealth of information on Bede through manuscript evidence, medieval library catalogs, citations, and quotations. Using discussions of source relationships, the entries weigh and consider different interpretations of Bede’s works and suggest possibilities for future research. Part of an exciting new reference series, this book“and those that follow“will be indispensable to anyone interested in the history and literature of the period.
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George Brown

George Hardin Brown is professor of English and Classics at Stanford University.

Fred Biggs

Frederick Biggs is professor of English at the University of Connecticut.