Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica is regarded by many as the finest historical work of the early Middle Ages. The following discussion explains why so many scholars regard it as so. In addition, analysis is provided concerning the strengths and weaknesses of Bede’s methods, specifically with respect to issues such as accountability, bias, and context. When it comes to the question of why so many scholars regard Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica so highly – that is, as the finest historical work of the early Middle Ages – the short answer is quite simple. Bede was a disciplined author who employed modern research methods and techniques. He not only consulted many documents, carefully evaluated their reliability, and...The end:
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