|Forlag||Ashgate Publishing Ltd|
|Serie||Studies in Early Medieval Britain and Ireland|
|Emne||British & Irish history; Church history; England; Medieval history; c 500 CE to c 1000 CE|
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Om Bede and the Future
Bede (c. 673-735) was Anglo-Saxon Englands most prominent scholar, and his body of work is among the most important intellectual achievements of the entire Middle Ages. Bede and the Future brings together an international group of Bede scholars to examine a number of questions about Bedes attitude towards, and ideas about, the time to come. This encompasses the short-term future (Bedes own lifetime and the time soon after his death) and the end of time. Whilst recognising that these temporal perspectives may not be completely distinct, the volume shows how Bedes understanding of their relationship undoubtedly changed over the course of his life. Each chapter examines a distinct aspect of the subject, whilst at the same time complementing the other essays, resulting in a comprehensive and coherent volume. In so doing the volume asks (and answers) new questions about Bede and his ideas about the future, and will undoubtedly stimulate further research in this field.