书名：Ecclesiastical History of the English People 英吉利教会史
商品尺寸：13 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
比德（St. Bede the Venerable）是英国历史上第1个历史学家，他写了英国历史上的第1本史书《英吉利教会史》，记载了基督教会在英国早期的一些活动。
'With God's help, I, Bede ... have assembled these facts about the history of the Church in Britain ... from the traditions of our forebears, and from my own personal knowledge'
Written in AD 731, Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People is the first account of Anglo-Saxon England ever written, and remains our single most valuable source for this period. It begins with Julius Caesar's invasion in the first century BC and goes on to tell of the kings and bishops, monks and nuns who helped to develop government and convert the people to Christianity during these crucial formative years. Relating the deeds of great men and women but also describing landscape, customs and ordinary lives, this is a rich, vivid portrait of an emerging church and nation by the 'Father of English History'.
Leo Sherley-Price's translation from the Latin brings us an accurate and readable version of Bede's History. This edition includes Bede's Letter to Egbert, denouncing false monasteries; and The Death of Bede, an admirable eye-witness account by Cuthbert, monk and later Abbot of Jarrow, both translated by D. H. Farmer.
Ecclesiastical History of the English People《英吉利教会史》以罗马天主教会在不列颠的布教为主要内容，记述自奥古斯丁（Augustin）受命来不列颠布教开始直到罗马天主教在各国相继取得胜利前后一百余年的历史。全书五卷，如金氏（J.E.King）所指出，主要是依据教会的重大事件来划分的。对于七国的政治史，叙述则较简单。至于这一时期的社会状况，作者并未在意，只是在字里行间透露出少量消息。
Bede(c. 672 or 673 – May 25, 735), was a Benedictine monk at the Northumbrian monastery of Saint Peter at Monkwearmouth, today part of Sunderland, and of its companion monastery, Saint Paul's, in modern Jarrow (see Wearmouth-Jarrow), both in the English county of Durham (now Tyne and Wear). He is well known as an author and scholar, and his most famous work, Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History of the English People) gained him the title "The father of English history".
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