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Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings$
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James Graham-Campbell and Michael Ryan

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264508

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264508.001.0001

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Bede’s Chronica Maiora: Early Insular History in a Universal Context

Bede’s Chronica Maiora: Early Insular History in a Universal Context

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Anglo-Saxon/Irish Relations before the Vikings

Diarmuid Scully

British Academy

This chapter examines the early insular history of Bede's Chronica Maiora in a universal context. It considers Bede's treatment of salvation history in the Chronica Maiora's account of the archipelago in the era of the Roman conquest and the barbarian invasions, viewed within the context of contemporary world history. The chapter explains that the Chronica Maiora is located in Bede's magisterial survey of divine and human time and traces the providential unfolding of universal history through the six ages of this world.

Keywords:   Bede, Chronica Maiora, salvation history, Roman conquest, barbarian invasion, universal history

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