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ca 673-735. Britain. Bede was an Anglo-Saxon monk (later claimed as a Benedictine) who spent his entire life teaching and writing in the twin monasteries of Monkwearmouth-Jarrow in Northumbria. One of the most important exegetes of his period, he was particularly valued throughout the later Middle Ages for his historical and historiographical work. He wrote two major studies on the nature of time (De temporibus and De temporum ratione) which each included a world chronicle (Chronica minora and Chronica maiora respectively), the Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum - his best k…

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O'Loughlin, Thomas, “Bede”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00289>
First published online: 2016

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