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The Resource The Old English version of Bede's Historia ecclesiastica, Sharon M. Rowley

The Old English version of Bede's Historia ecclesiastica, Sharon M. Rowley

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The Old English version of Bede's Historia ecclesiastica
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The Old English version of Bede's Historia ecclesiastica
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Sharon M. Rowley
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  • eng
  • ang
  • ang
  • eng
Summary
"Pioneering examination of the Old English version of Bede's Historia ecclesiastica and its reception in the middle ages, from a theoretically informed, multi-disciplinary perspective. The Old English version of Bede's Historia ecclesiastica gentis anglorum is one of the earliest and most substantial surviving works of Old English prose. Translated anonymously around the end of the ninth or beginning of the tenth century, the text, which is substantially shorter than Bede's original, was well known and actively used in medieval England, and was highly influential. However, despite its importance, it has been little studied. In this first book on the subject, the author places the work in its manuscript context, arguing that the text was an independent, ecclesiastical translation, thoughtfully revised for its new audience. Rather than looking back on the age of Bede from the perspective of a king centralizing power and building a community by recalling a glorious English past, the Old English version of Bede's Historia transforms its source to focus on local history, key Anglo-Saxon saints, and their miracles. The author argues that its reading reflects an ecclesiastical setting more than a political one, with uses more hagiographical than royal; and that rather than being used as a class-book or crib, it functioned as a resource for vernacular preaching, as a corpus of vernacular saints' lives, for oral performance, and episcopal authority. Sharon M. Rowley is Associate Professor of English at Christopher Newport University."--
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Rowley, Sharon M
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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673-735
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Bede
Series statement
Anglo-Saxon studies
Series volume
16
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  • Bede
  • Bede
  • English language
  • England
  • RELIGION
  • HISTORY
  • English language
  • England
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The Old English version of Bede's Historia ecclesiastica, Sharon M. Rowley
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The manuscripts and editions of the OEHE -- 2. Backgrounds, contexts and the history of scholarship -- 3. Gentes names and the question of "national" identity in the OEHE -- 4. Rewriting salvation history -- 5. Who read Æthelbert's letter? Translation, mediation and authority in the OEHE -- 6. Queen takes bishop : marriage, conversion and papal authority in the OEHE -- 7. Visions of the otherworld : endings, emplacement and mutability in history -- 8. Anglo-Saxon signs of use in manuscripts O, C and B -- 9. Later-medieval signs of use in manuscripts Ca and T -- Conclusion -- Appendices
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ocn811401454
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 257 pages)
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online
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9781846158483
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
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9786613932884
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22573/ctt1zp4z
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remote
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(OCoLC)811401454
Label
The Old English version of Bede's Historia ecclesiastica, Sharon M. Rowley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The manuscripts and editions of the OEHE -- 2. Backgrounds, contexts and the history of scholarship -- 3. Gentes names and the question of "national" identity in the OEHE -- 4. Rewriting salvation history -- 5. Who read Æthelbert's letter? Translation, mediation and authority in the OEHE -- 6. Queen takes bishop : marriage, conversion and papal authority in the OEHE -- 7. Visions of the otherworld : endings, emplacement and mutability in history -- 8. Anglo-Saxon signs of use in manuscripts O, C and B -- 9. Later-medieval signs of use in manuscripts Ca and T -- Conclusion -- Appendices
Control code
ocn811401454
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846158483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613932884
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1zp4z
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811401454

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