Ó Cróinín, Dáibh. At the beginning of the Historia Ecclesiastica Bede names the five languages then spoken in Britain, Anglo-Saxon, British, Irish, Pictish, and Latin: Haec in praesentī iuxtā numerum librōrum quibus lēx dīvīna scrīpta est, quīnque gentium linguīs, ūnam eandemque summae vēritātis et vērae sublīmitātis scientiam scrūtātur et cōnfitētur, Anglōrum vidēlicet Brettōnum Scottōrum Pictōrum et Latīnōrum, quae meditātiōne scrīptūrārum cēterīs omnibus est facta commūnis. This separation of associated words is a type of hyperbaton, a word derived from Greek hyper (“over”) and bainein (“to step”). A map of all locations mentioned in the text and notes of the Aetia. Laistner, M.L.W. [52], Bede's account of the early migrations of the Angles and Saxons to England omits any mention of a movement of those peoples across the English Channel from Britain to Brittany described by Procopius, who was writing in the sixth century. The monastery was founded in 673 (at about the same time as Bede’s birth) by Benedict Biscop, who built up an extensive library at Wearmouth-Jarrow from his own book buying trips to the Continent. The language o… [4], According to his disciple Cuthbert, Bede was doctus in nostris carminibus ("learned in our songs"). Cuthbert is probably the same person as the later abbot of Monkwearmouth-Jarrow, but this is not entirely certain. He spent the majority of his life living and studying at the Northumbrian monastery in Jarrow, where he authored his famous work The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation. There are five languages, but they are all devoted to exploring and confessing one and the same truth. The name also occurs in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, s.a. 501, as Bieda, one of the sons of the Saxon founder of Portsmouth. With illustrative notes, a map of Anglo-Saxon England and, a general index. However, Bede ignores the fact that at the time of Augustine's mission, the history between the two was one of warfare and conquest, which, in the words of Barbara Yorke, would have naturally "curbed any missionary impulses towards the Anglo-Saxons from the British clergy."[86]. Dickinson College CommentariesDepartment of Classical StudiesDickinson CollegeCarlisle, PA  17013 USAdickinsoncommentaries@gmail.com(717) 245-1493. “Bede’s Style: A Neglected Historiographical Model for the Style of the Historia Ecclesiastica?” In Source of Wisdom: Old English and Early Medieval Studies in Honour of Thomas D. Hill, edited by Frederick M. Hall et al., 329–352. In the words of Gregory Hays: “Medieval Latin works are not always stylistically homogenous; even a text by a single author may vary in register from section to section and even from one section to the next. In Book I, for example, he lifts long passages from Orosius without attribution (Plummer’s edition prints the borrowed words in italics, which makes his debt clear). Not all authors are capable of this kind of versatility, but for those who are it is an extraordinarily effective tool .... Bede’s mastery of multiple styles is one of his particular gifts as a writer” (2012, 227). [4], The monastery at Wearmouth-Jarrow had an excellent library. [23] He continued to write for the rest of his life, eventually completing over 60 books, most of which have survived. The last appearance is in Book 5, when King Nechtan of the Picts receives a letter from the English church instructing him in the Christian faith. He is venerated in both the Anglican and Catholic Church, with a feast day of 25 May,[89] and in the Eastern Orthodox Church, with a feast day on 27 May (Βεδέα του Ομολογητού). Read by volunteer readers. [6] Hic sānē, priusquam episcopus factus esset, duo praeclāra monastēria, ūnum sibi alterum sorōrī suae Aedilburgae, cōnstrūxerat, quod utrumque rēgulāribus disciplīnīs optimē īnstituerat; sibi quidem in regiōne Sudergeonā iuxtā fluvium Tamēnsem in locō quī vocātur Cerotaes Eī, id est Cērōtī īnsula, sorōrī autem in Orientālium Saxonum prōvinciā in locō quī nuncupātur In Berecingum, in quō ipsa Deō dēvōtārum māter ac nūtrīx posset existere fēminārum. 254. Bede moves from a straightforward narrative of events—the brick and mortar founding of Barking—to an exploration of the spiritual significance of those events. In this chapter, for example, six sentences end with words of 3 or 4 syllables, but one ends with a monosyllable. It was based on Donatus' De pedibus and Servius' De finalibus and used examples from Christian poets as well as Virgil. Sharpe, Richard. [48], Bede's best-known work is the Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum, or An Ecclesiastical History of the English People,[49] completed in about 731. In Bede’s Ecclesiastical History, you’ll experience Bede’s historical and chronological writings tracking the Christian church through England. "[43] The historian Benedicta Ward argues that these passages are Bede employing a rhetorical device. [32], In 733, Bede travelled to York to visit Ecgbert, who was then bishop of York. 1973. One of the significant figures in the Historia Ecclesiastica is the interpres. hwæt his gastæ godes oððe yfles In his Biblical commentaries, particularly On Genesis and On the Temple, Bede develops a contrast between the linguistic confusion of the tower of Babel and the mutual understanding of Pentecost. Bede seems to have studied those grammars carefully. Terence Tunberg cautions that “it is actually not easy to isolate features that are unequivocably and exclusively peculiar to … Medieval Latin.” In Latin textbooks, he argues, “the syntactical and grammatical norms … reflect the prose usage of only two canonical authors, Cicero and Caesar, while the full range of ancient Latin, from Terence to St. Augustine, demonstrates a wide range of variation from the Ciceronian norms” (2004, 157–158). 1978. However, by the reckoning of Bede's time, passage from the old day to the new occurred at sunset, not midnight, and Cuthbert is clear that he died after sunset. [4][59] He had access to two works of Eusebius: the Historia Ecclesiastica, and also the Chronicon, though he had neither in the original Greek; instead he had a Latin translation of the Historia, by Rufinus, and Saint Jerome's translation of the Chronicon. [91] His life and work have been celebrated with the annual Jarrow Lecture, held at St. Paul's Church, Jarrow, since 1958. Bede’s style, while generally described simply as “clear” and “pure,” is in fact remarkably varied. Longman History of Ireland. Simple, modest, unpretentious, pure: these were some of the adjectives used to describe Bede’s prose during the Middle Ages (Sharpe 2005, 340). His introduction imitates the work of Orosius,[4] and his title is an echo of Eusebius's Historia Ecclesiastica. 2007. See Druhan 1938, 174–176. The use of hyperbaton elevates the stylistic register. Caedmon later composed verses based on Scripture, which… Paul the Deacon then referred to him as venerable consistently. [4] Bede was familiar with pagan authors such as Virgil, but it was not considered appropriate to teach biblical grammar from such texts, and Bede argues for the superiority of Christian texts in understanding Christian literature. Druhan notes that “in the use of the genitive case, extensions of the classical usages are considerable in Bede” (1938, 197). [4] Besides the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the medieval writers William of Malmesbury, Henry of Huntingdon, and Geoffrey of Monmouth used his works as sources and inspirations. [111] At the time of his death he was working on a translation of the Gospel of St. John into English. As Hays remarks: “An author’s ability to mix long and short, paratactic and hypotactic, is a measure of his compositional skill” (2012, 221). [74], Bede's work as a hagiographer and his detailed attention to dating were both useful preparations for the task of writing the Historia Ecclesiastica. Brewer. The use of quia + subjunctive in indirect statement is first observed in Petronius, and in Christian Latin it gains predominance over quod. Thus, while his box was brought at three o'clock Wednesday afternoon of 25 May, by the time of the final dictation it might be considered already 26 May in that ecclesiastical sense, although 25 May in the ordinary sense. View Bedes Ecclesiastical History of the English People (1).pdf from ENGLISH 125 at University of Sonora. Almost everything that is known of Bede's life is contained in the last chapter of his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, a history of the church in England. Lapidge, Michael. Bede (673–735) was ordained as a deacon at age nineteen, and a priest at the age of thirty. Miracles are visible signs (signa) of a spiritual truth: a kind of translation. He was ordained deacon (691–2) and priest (702–3) of the monastery, where his whole life was spent in devotion, choral … 7th and 8th-century Anglo-Saxon monk, writer, and saint, "Beda" redirects here. Druhan concludes from “the general regularity of [Bede’s] syntax that he followed as his guide to syntax … a definite body of precepts laid down by grammarians whose works he had before him” (1938, xxiii). The word first appears in the Historia Ecclesiastica in Book 1, when St. Augustine’s mission picks up translators (interpretes, 1.25.5) in Gaul before embarking for England. Bede was one of the greatest teachers and writers of the Early Middle Ages and is considered by many historians to be the most important scholar of antiquity for the period between the death of Pope Gregory I in 604 and the coronation of Charlemagne in 800. It’s interesting to note how Ecgbert is prevented from carrying out his plan of traveling to Germany. For example, five words come between the adjective dēvōtārum and the noun fēminārum at the end of the first sentence; two words separate caelestia and mīrācula at the end of the second sentence. A vision of Boisil, the late prior of Melrose, appears to one of his former students, now a brother in Ecgbert’s abbey. "[43] Another passage, in the Commentary on Luke, also mentions a wife in the first person: "Formerly I possessed a wife in the lustful passion of desire and now I possess her in honourable sanctification and true love of Christ. As Bede comes to the end of the sentence, he shifts from a plain historical narrative (explaining which monastery was established where) to a characterization of Barking Abbey’s pious community. For temporal clauses Bede prefers dum. [85], Bede relates the story of Augustine's mission from Rome, and tells how the British clergy refused to assist Augustine in the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons. [131], Bede wrote some works designed to help teach grammar in the abbey school. “Prose Styles and Cursus.” In Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide, edited by Frank Mantello and Arthur G. Rigg, 111–121. [4] At the end of the work, Bede adds a brief autobiographical note; this was an idea taken from Gregory of Tours' earlier History of the Franks. Bede connects these languages to the unity of the Church. LibriVox recording of Ecclesiastical History of England, by The Venerable Bede, translated by A. M. Sellar. Of the Non-Core vocabulary in Bede, several of the words (such as transcribō and transmittō) are compounded forms of Core vocabulary words. There were three different varieties of indiction, each starting on a different day of the year. He also is parsimonious in his praise for Aldhelm, a West Saxon who had done much to convert the native Britons to the Roman form of Christianity. Choose from 58 different sets of ecclesiastical history flashcards on Quizlet. Early Medieval Ireland, 400–1200. 263–266. [120] He also wrote several shorter letters and essays discussing specific aspects of computus. In Book 3, King Oswald acts as an interpres for Aidan, translating the Irish bishop’s teachings into the language of the Northumbrian people (3.3.9). [75] His Latin has been praised for its clarity, but his style in the Historia Ecclesiastica is not simple. Where he does not specify, it is still possible to identify books to which he must have had access by quotations that he uses. 1978. [51] A brief account of Christianity in Roman Britain, including the martyrdom of St Alban, is followed by the story of Augustine's mission to England in 597, which brought Christianity to the Anglo-Saxons. [80], Bede is somewhat reticent about the career of Wilfrid, a contemporary and one of the most prominent clerics of his day. 1995. [56] The preface mentions that Ceolwulf received an earlier draft of the book; presumably Ceolwulf knew enough Latin to understand it, and he may even have been able to read it. [100], His other historical works included lives of the abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow, as well as verse and prose lives of Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, an adaptation of Paulinus of Nola's Life of St Felix, and a translation of the Greek Passion of St Anastasius. Although it is impossible to determine the extent of his borrowings from that lost book, in other places in the Historia Ecclesiastica it is clear that Bede incorporates direct quotations from his sources. According to Cuthbert, Bede fell ill, "with frequent attacks of breathlessness but almost without pain", before Easter. [64] Bede quotes from several classical authors, including Cicero, Plautus, and Terence, but he may have had access to their work via a Latin grammar rather than directly. On the Reckoning of Time (De temporum ratione) included an introduction to the traditional ancient and medieval view of the cosmos, including an explanation of how the spherical earth influenced the changing length of daylight, of how the seasonal motion of the Sun and Moon influenced the changing appearance of the new moon at evening twilight. On occasion, the verb following quod or quia will be in the indicative (see 4.19.18: crēdō quod ideō mē superna pietās dolōre collī voluit gravārī, “I think that heaven has wished me to weighed down by neck pain”). This meant that in discussing conflicts between kingdoms, the date would have to be given in the regnal years of all the kings involved. [50] The first of the five books begins with some geographical background and then sketches the history of England, beginning with Caesar's invasion in 55 BC. [81], Bede was a Northumbrian, and this tinged his work with a local bias. [55] Bede wrote a preface for the work, in which he dedicates it to Ceolwulf, king of Northumbria. The root meaning of interpres is “go-between” or “middleman”—the word seems originally to have been associated with negotiating business transactions (Brown 1993, 43–44)—but for Bede an interpres is a translator. The Historia Ecclesiastica was copied often in the Middle Ages, and about 160 manuscripts containing it survive. This assessment of Bede’s style is echoed by modern scholars, who have called it “pure, simple, and efficient” (Wetherbee 1978, 23) and “clear and limpid” (Plummer 1896, I:liii), and have remarked on its “remarkable naturalness and simplicity,” its clarity, and its “great purity of language” (Druhan 1938, xx–xxii). pf. The following graph shows the ratios of DCC Core and Non-Core vocabulary in the first section (156 words) of Bede’s Praefatio and in a 156-word selection from Cicero’s Dē Amicitiā (1st c. BCE), Gildas’s Dē Excidiō et Conquestū Britanniae (6th c. CE) and the Hisperica Famina (7th c. CE). ), Bede makes use of a lost book, written at the abbey itself, as his principal source. 5–6. [44], Bede wrote scientific, historical and theological works, reflecting the range of his writings from music and metrics to exegetical Scripture commentaries. As always, Bede strives for variation. Kendall notes that Bede is especially fond of separating adjective-noun phrases (as in our example) and of separating a preposition from its object. In this case, the brother is an unsuccessful go-between. Bede’s writings are known for their theological and historical significance. [47] He has been credited with writing a penitential, though his authorship of this work is disputed. [23] A 6th-century Greek and Latin manuscript of Acts of the Apostles that is believed to have been used by Bede survives and is now in the Bodleian Library at University of Oxford; it is known as the Codex Laudianus. Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Jarrow Hall – Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum, Catholic Church/Patron Archive/May 25 portal, Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde, "St. Gallen Stiftsbibliothek Cod. Latin (Durham). Miracles are often proofs of the sanctity of a life lived according to the Gospel. But certain words that appear in these dictionaries will have different, specifically Christian connotations in Bede. Introduction | Bede’s Latin | Cases | Genitive | Accusative | Verbs | Shifted pluperfect | Participles | Syntax of Subordinate Clauses | Relative Clauses | Cum Temporal Clauses | Indirect Discourse | Vocabulary | Bede’s Style | Hyperbaton | Connective Relative | Bibliography. [4] Bede acknowledged his correspondents in the preface to the Historia Ecclesiastica;[69] he was in contact with Bishop Daniel of Winchester, for information about the history of the church in Wessex and also wrote to the monastery at Lastingham for information about Cedd and Chad. Language is central to the story of the evangelization of Britain, and to Bede’s conception of the overall unity of the Church. Brown, George H. 1993. Another way of looking at it is to see the sign as visible proof of the validity of the words. Later Bede's remains were moved to a shrine in the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral in 1370. This adds a certain poetic impressiveness to the style in expression of key ideas. Bede painted a highly optimistic picture of the current situation in the Church, as opposed to the more pessimistic picture found in his private letters. [76] In the words of Charles Plummer, one of the best-known editors of the Historia Ecclesiastica, Bede's Latin is "clear and limpid ... it is very seldom that we have to pause to think of the meaning of a sentence ... Alcuin rightly praises Bede for his unpretending style. Contrary to common usage, in which the noun in an ablative absolute very seldom denotes a person or thing elsewhere mentioned in the same clause (AG 419), Bede often employs the ablative absolute where the ablative noun is identical with the subject of the sentence. In the Praefatio, for example, he writes studium tuae sinceritātis (“the zeal of your sincerity”) where studium sincerum (“sincere zeal”) would have been more straightforward. Modern studies have shown the important role such concepts played in the world-view of Early Medieval scholars. [65] He probably drew his account of St. Alban from a life of that saint which has not survived. Holy men and women, at their deaths, are often “translated” from earth to heaven. Finally, most Latin dictionaries (e.g., Lewis and Short, Oxford Latin Dictionary) give the assimilated form of verbs that begin with a prepositional prefix, such as compono (for conpono) or afflictus (for adflictus). [127] The ultimate similar (but rather different) predecessor of this Metonic 19-year lunar cycle is the one invented by Anatolius around AD 260. His scholarship and importance to Catholicism were recognised in 1899 when he was declared a Doctor of the Church. A. Giles, LL. [20] Monkwearmouth's sister monastery at Jarrow was founded by Ceolfrith in 682, and Bede probably transferred to Jarrow with Ceolfrith that year. Translations of this phrase differ, and it is uncertain whether Bede intended to say that he was cured of a speech problem, or merely that he was inspired by the saint's works. It was completed in about 731,[2] and Bede implies that he was then in his fifty-ninth year, which would give a birth date in 672 or 673. Saint Boniface used Bede's homilies in his missionary efforts on the continent. [18][21], When Bede was about 17 years old, Adomnán, the abbot of Iona Abbey, visited Monkwearmouth and Jarrow. Although it could serve as a textbook, it appears to have been mainly intended as a reference work. [4][51] The preface makes it clear that Ceolwulf had requested the earlier copy, and Bede had asked for Ceolwulf's approval; this correspondence with the king indicates that Bede's monastery had connections among the Northumbrian nobility. In two cases he left instructions that his marginal notes, which gave the details of his sources, should be preserved by the copyist, and he may have originally added marginal comments about his sources to others of his works. About half of those are located on the European continent, rather than in the British Isles. [87][88] Beda Venerabilis' Easter table, contained in De Temporum Ratione, was developed from Dionysius Exiguus' famous Paschal table. ], etiam cum … appetit, “when he dissipates …, even when he reaches for …” See note ad loc.). [24][25] Bede may also have worked on some of the Latin Bibles that were copied at Jarrow, one of which, the Codex Amiatinus, is now held by the Laurentian Library in Florence. Wilfrid had been present at the exhumation of her body in 695, and Bede questioned the bishop about the exact circumstances of the body and asked for more details of her life, as Wilfrid had been her advisor. Albinus, the abbot of the monastery in Canterbury, provided much information about the church in Kent, and with the assistance of Nothhelm, at that time a priest in London, obtained copies of Gregory the Great's correspondence from Rome relating to Augustine's mission. “The Meaning of Interpres in Aldhelm and Bede.” In Interpretation: Medieval and Modern, edited by Piero Boitano and Anna Torti, 43–65. The largest class of non-Core vocabulary words in Bede are Christian Latin vocabulary words like abbas (abbot), episcopus (bishop), monasterium (monastery), and rēgulāris (governed by a monastic rule). 237–262. What follows is a remarkably controlled and balanced construction, as Bede alternates between Chertsey Abbey, which Eorcenwold established for himself (ūnum sibi ... sibi quidem ...), and Barking Abbey, which he established for his sister (alterum sorōrī ... sorōrī autem ...). A full catalogue of the library available to Bede in the monastery cannot be reconstructed, but it is possible to tell, for example, that Bede was very familiar with the works of Virgil. [103] He had a Latin translation by Evagrius of Athanasius's Life of Antony and a copy of Sulpicius Severus' Life of St. [141] Other relics were claimed by York, Glastonbury[10] and Fulda.[142]. Bede sees himself as this kind of interpres: through his writings, in particular his Biblical commentaries, Bede is engaged in interpretatio (5.24), interpreting the spiritual meaning of Biblical texts for his readers. Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England is a work in Latin by Bede on the history of the Christian Churches in England, and of England generally; its main focus is on the conflict between Roman and Celtic Christianity. And it is Latin—the language of the Church and the language in which Bede himself writes—that unifies Christian Britain through the study of the Scriptures. Several of his biblical commentaries were incorporated into the Glossa Ordinaria, an 11th-century collection of biblical commentaries. For the early part of the work, up until the Gregorian mission, Goffart feels that Bede used De excidio. He is the only native of Great Britain to achieve this designation; Anselm of Canterbury, also a Doctor of the Church, was originally from Italy. [102] It was for his theological writings that he earned the title of Doctor Anglorum and why he was declared a saint. [95] Early modern writers, such as Polydore Vergil and Matthew Parker, the Elizabethan Archbishop of Canterbury, also utilised the Historia, and his works were used by both Protestant and Catholic sides in the wars of religion. Bede, like Gregory the Great whom Bede quotes on the subject in the Historia, felt that faith brought about by miracles was a stepping stone to a higher, truer faith, and that as a result miracles had their place in a work designed to instruct. At the time Bede wrote the Historia Ecclesiastica, there were two common ways of referring to dates. In an age where little was attempted beyond the registration of fact, he had reached the conception of history. [14] Hays, Gregory. He was considered the most learned man of his time and wrote excellent biblical and historical books. "[37] The works dealing with the Old Testament included Commentary on Samuel,[113] Commentary on Genesis,[114] Commentaries on Ezra and Nehemiah, On the Temple, On the Tabernacle,[115] Commentaries on Tobit, Commentaries on Proverbs,[116] Commentaries on the Song of Songs, Commentaries on the Canticle of Habakkuk,[117] The works on Ezra, the tabernacle and the temple were especially influenced by Gregory the Great's writings.[118]. By the 11th and 12th century, it had become commonplace.[8]. The Venerable Bede Haec in praesenti, iuxta numerum librorum quibus Lex Divina scripta est, quinque gentium linguis, unam eandemque summae veritatis et verae sub-limitatis scientiam scrutatur et confitetur, Anglorum videlicet, Brettonum, Scottorum, Pictorum et Latinorum, quae meditatione Scripturarum ceteris omnibus est facta communis. The fact that Cuthbert's description places the performance of the Old English poem in the context of a series of quoted passages from Sacred Scripture might be taken as evidence simply that Bede also cited analogous vernacular texts. Tannenhaus, Gussie Hecht. The shrine was destroyed during the English Reformation, but the bones were reburied in the chapel. Adams, 339–356. Catholic University Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Latin, vol. Liber Quartus: Liber Quintus [Continuatio] He also created a listing of saints, the Martyrology. [59] He also drew on Josephus's Antiquities, and the works of Cassiodorus,[63] and there was a copy of the Liber Pontificalis in Bede's monastery. As in classical and later Latin, in Bede the conjunction cum can introduce clauses that are either temporal, causal, or concessive (AG 544–549). [4], Bede's name reflects West Saxon Bīeda (Northumbrian Bǣda, Anglian Bēda). [23] There might have been minor orders ranking below a deacon; but there is no record of whether Bede held any of these offices. This may be because Wilfrid's opulent lifestyle was uncongenial to Bede's monastic mind; it may also be that the events of Wilfrid's life, divisive and controversial as they were, simply did not fit with Bede's theme of the progression to a unified and harmonious church. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Another difficulty is that manuscripts of early writers were often incomplete: it is apparent that Bede had access to Pliny's Encyclopedia, for example, but it seems that the version he had was missing book xviii, since he did not quote from it in his De temporum ratione. When the last passage had been translated he said: "All is finished. Transferre can also mean “to convert,” as when the monks of Iona are converted (translati, 3.4) to the canonical observance of Easter by Ecgbert. [89] Modern historians have studied the Historia extensively, and several editions have been produced. [15][16], At the age of seven, Bede was sent as a puer oblatus[17] to the monastery of Monkwearmouth by his family to be educated by Benedict Biscop and later by Ceolfrith. [37][89] He is also the only Englishman in Dante's Paradise (Paradiso X.130), mentioned among theologians and doctors of the church in the same canto as Isidore of Seville and the Scot Richard of St. Victor. The Venerable Bede's Ecclesiastical history of England. Bede used both these approaches on occasion but adopted a third method as his main approach to dating: the Anno Domini method invented by Dionysius Exiguus. [4] His focus on the history of the organisation of the English church, and on heresies and the efforts made to root them out, led him to exclude the secular history of kings and kingdoms except where a moral lesson could be drawn or where they illuminated events in the church. Ecgbert’s original plan was to travel to Germany to attempt to convert the pagan Germani—to rescue them from Satan and convert them to Christ (ereptos Satanae ad Christum transferre, 5.9). The Liber Vitae of Durham Cathedral names two priests with this name, one of whom is presumably Bede himself. [90] This total does not include manuscripts with only a part of the work, of which another 100 or so survive. [103], Both types of Bede's theological works circulated widely in the Middle Ages. 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