IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 122: Bede the Venerable and Intellectual Traditions of His Time

Monday 1 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Russian Foundation for Humanities, Moscow
Organiser:Valery Petroff, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Moderator/Chair:Maya Petrova, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Paper 122-aBede's Eschatology and the Natural Philosophy of His Time
(Language: English)
Valery Petroff, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index terms: Philosophy, Science, Theology
Paper 122-bPreaching and Preachers in the Explanatio Apocalypsis by the Venerable Bede
(Language: English)
Maria Nenarokova, Institute of World Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 122-cThe Reception of Latin Grammar Knowledge in the Early Middle Ages: Bede and Donatus
(Language: English)
Maya Petrova, Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Learning (The Classical Inheritance)
Abstract

The papers of the section treat the worldview of Bede the Venerable and various intellectual traditions that influenced him. The emphasis is on the teachings of Antiquity which were borrowed and transformed in the Middle Ages. Bede’s accounts of Anglo-Saxon missions to the Continent are analyzed (Maria Nenarokova); the importance of natural philosophy in Bede’s eschatology is discussed (Valery Petroff); the sources of Bede’s De orthographi a and the dependence of the treatise on Donatus are studied (Maya Petrova).