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The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Oxford Medieval Texts)

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ISBN-13: 978-0198222026
ISBN-10: 0198222025
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'a historical commentary and indispensable work of reference, fully discussing modern scholarship' Northern History

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Product Details

  • Series: Oxford Medieval Texts
  • Hardcover: 694 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (February 15, 1970)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198222025
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198222026
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 2.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,291,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bookish on March 3, 2013
Format: Hardcover
I have not bought this book but used my university's copy. Just wanted to say that, although not "cited", the translator is Colgrave, as becomes clear if you read the "Editor's Preface":

"Each of the two editors is responsible for his own portion of the edition, Sir Roger Mynors for the Latin text and the relevant part of the Introduction, myself for the rest of the Introduction, the translation, and the notes on subject matter; but we have of course worked in close collaboration throughout."
-Colgrave

This is a wonderful edition, with lots of great information about the manuscript tradition and where MSS differ (quite useful for the historian). It's an Oxford Medieval Text, and is very high quality (and unlike more recent Oxford Medieval Texts, has sewn rather than glued binding).
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Charles M. Fulton on February 12, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I made the mistake of purchasing this version of the history through Google books. I was writing a research paper and wanted a copy quickly. However, this version does not indicate who the translator of the history is - pretty important, seeing as how it was originally written in Latin. Don't get this if you're working on a paper. Get the Oxford University edition instead, it's available for the Kindle and based on the authoritative Colgrave & Baskerville translation.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fred T. Isquith on August 14, 2012
Format: Paperback
This very early history of England is a surprise. It carries the reader into a time and place that is hardly familiar yet people by the familiar human family. Bede's writing - or this translation of his writing - is eminently readable and holds one's attention.
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