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Skulduggery power struggles and politics The Private Lives of the Saints offers an original and fascinating re examination of life in Anglo Saxon. A fascinating book about several saints from Anglo Saxon times I ve tagged it as religion but it wears its religion very lightlyReally it s a romp through several hundred years of Anglo Saxon cultural history using the lives of these saints as a device Clever approach because apart from a very few kings it s these saints that are the most well known people of that era And in a sense it s all about St Bede or the Venerable Bede I m an atheist and didn t find the religious element jarred at all well it did because I can t help thinking about hermits anchorites and enclosed monks and nuns what a waste of a life and the author at one point hints that nowadays we would uestion their mental stabilityUntil very recently I have known very little at all about Anglo Saxons A Ladybird book about King Alfred and a rather fleeting mention in Primary School history as the gap between Romans and Normans but I ve read a couple of relevant books recently and seen a TV programme or two and the so called Dark Ages are emerging into the light for me I read it chapter by chapter interspersed by various fiction but if I had sat down and read it how I read fiction I m sure it would have been finished in three evenings I suppose it counts as popular history Janina Ramirez appears often on our TV screens and that helps give a high profile to her books I don t really know where I sit on the intellectual ladder of history student I have abandoned or suffered academic history books because of their dire prose or their ponderous style And I ve despaired at so called history books written by posh ladies who read English at Oxbridge and lack the analytical skills to create proper contextSo I guess this is about my level especially for a period about which I know so little Probably if you already have a broad knowledge of Anglo Saxon times it will be a bit broadbrush On the other hand I like history a lot now that it has moved away from lists of battles and dates This isn t exactly social history or sociology and doesn t really examine the lives of the ordinary people but it really does give a feel of that society Son of the Hero re examination of life in Anglo Saxon. A fascinating book about several saints from Anglo Saxon times I ve tagged it as The Alien Jigsaw religion but it wears its Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning religion very lightlyReally it s a The Illusion of Gods Presence romp through several hundred years of Anglo Saxon cultural history using the lives of these saints as a device Clever approach because apart from a very few kings it s these saints that are the most well known people of that era And in a sense it s all about St Bede or the Venerable Bede I m an atheist and didn t find the Folk Tales From The Soviet Union religious element jarred at all well it did because I can t help thinking about hermits anchorites and enclosed monks and nuns what a waste of a life and the author at one point hints that nowadays we would uestion their mental stabilityUntil very Not The Hot Chick recently I have known very little at all about Anglo Saxons A Ladybird book about King Alfred and a Pegged and Plugged at the Club rather fleeting mention in Primary School history as the gap between Romans and Normans but I ve Tunnel Through Time read a couple of Game of Bimbofication, Part 3 relevant books Game of Bimbofication, Part 2 recently and seen a TV programme or two and the so called Dark Ages are emerging into the light for me I Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions, Vol. 1 of 5 read it chapter by chapter interspersed by various fiction but if I had sat down and The Fatima Century read it how I Leah Starrs Revenge read fiction I m sure it would have been finished in three evenings I suppose it counts as popular history Janina Ramirez appears often on our TV screens and that helps give a high profile to her books I don t Pieces 8 (Pieces, really know where I sit on the intellectual ladder of history student I have abandoned or suffered academic history books because of their dire prose or their ponderous style And I ve despaired at so called history books written by posh ladies who Time Flies and Other Short Plays read English at Oxbridge and lack the analytical skills to create proper contextSo I guess this is about my level especially for a period about which I know so little Probably if you already have a broad knowledge of Anglo Saxon times it will be a bit broadbrush On the other hand I like history a lot now that it has moved away from lists of battles and dates This isn t exactly social history or sociology and doesn t Fall (VIP Book 3) (English Edition) really examine the lives of the ordinary people but it Drawing Dead (Faolan OConnor Book 1) really does give a feel of that society

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The Private Lives of the Saints

England Taking them from their heavenly status to the human level Oxford art historian and BBC presenter Dr Janina Ramirez explores the real lives. An interesting book in places but vague in others It would have been helpful to clarify that the author was using saint to refer to those venerated as such by their contemporaries and immediate successors rather than the officially canonised saints we recognise today at the start of the book rather than the end starting the chapter on Bede by explaining that he is not generally viewed as a saint gives the appearance that the author has forgotten the topic on which they re writingThere is also a disturbing authorial and editorial oversight in that the book states PaulSaul of Tarsus was a Roman soldier who converted to Christianity that such an easily verifiable fact is wrong he was a Jewish tentmaker who had Roman citizenship does beg uestions about the veracity of the text The Numbers Game real lives. An interesting book in places but vague in others It would have been helpful to clarify that the author was using saint to Tall man riding. refer to those venerated as such by their contemporaries and immediate successors The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory rather than the officially canonised saints we The Big Golden Book of Poetry recognise today at the start of the book NITRO: The Incredible Rise and Inevitable Collapse of Ted Turner's WCW rather than the end starting the chapter on Bede by explaining that he is not generally viewed as a saint gives the appearance that the author has forgotten the topic on which they Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, re writingThere is also a disturbing authorial and editorial oversight in that the book states PaulSaul of Tarsus was a Roman soldier who converted to Christianity that such an easily verifiable fact is wrong he was a Jewish tentmaker who had Roman citizenship does beg uestions about the veracity of the text

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Of over a dozen seminal saintsThis landmark book provides a uniue and captivating lens through which to explore the rich history of the Dark Ages. A really good book about the Anglo Saxon period as told via the frame of the rock stars of their day the saints I really enjoyed Ram rez s take on the evidence and was particularly interested to learn how Bede consigned the raven as a key supporting figure in Anglo Saxon pagan folklore to the dustbin of mythological history with simple flick of his editorial uill when reviewing the bible story of Noah in a translated manuscript If I have any criticism of the book it s one that I realise is specifically particular to me in terms of the story of St Cuthbert I actually think his long afterlife as a specifically referenced player in the affairs of his community ie if you dealt with the community of Cuthbert in Lindisfarne and later Durham after Cuthbert s death contemporary sources saw the bishop they were talking to as a stand in for Cuthbert himself is fascinating and could have been explored to some extent in the book But then the world doesn t revolve around me and maybe I should write my own bloody book Overall I recommend this book if you ve any interest in history religion or just the Anglo Saxons in general Dictionary Of Dreams rich history of the Dark Ages. A The Love of a Latino really good book about the Anglo Saxon period as told via the frame of the Other Days, Other Eyes rock stars of their day the saints I Deception Island really enjoyed Ram The Family rez s take on the evidence and was particularly interested to learn how Bede consigned the The First Partition of Poland raven as a key supporting figure in Anglo Saxon pagan folklore to the dustbin of mythological history with simple flick of his editorial uill when The Hero of Varay reviewing the bible story of Noah in a translated manuscript If I have any criticism of the book it s one that I Palestrina and Other Plays realise is specifically particular to me in terms of the story of St Cuthbert I actually think his long afterlife as a specifically Blackmailed By Daddy referenced player in the affairs of his community ie if you dealt with the community of Cuthbert in Lindisfarne and later Durham after Cuthbert s death contemporary sources saw the bishop they were talking to as a stand in for Cuthbert himself is fascinating and could have been explored to some extent in the book But then the world doesn t उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] revolve around me and maybe I should write my own bloody book Overall I Cock Tales recommend this book if you ve any interest in history Son of the Hero religion or just the Anglo Saxons in general


10 thoughts on “The Private Lives of the Saints

  1. says:

    An enticing and cosy little book but not altogether convincing It is a saintly version of In search of the dark ages Songs of Prais

  2. says:

    Dr Janina Ramirez now uite well acknowledged as a Television historian and broadcaster over the past decade or so crafts a history of the most well known Anglo Saxon and Celtic Christian Saints starting from the fourth century right up until the eleventh century AD in a period commonly known as the 'Dark Ages' due to a lack of written records of this time a confusing era of British history with very limited sources apart from th

  3. says:

    A fascinating book about several saints from Anglo Saxon times I've tagged it as 'religion' but it wears its re

  4. says:

    It has to be said that Dr Janina Ramirez’s books has a slightly misleading title but it is fascinating and informative read nonethelessThis book primarily focuses on ten saints spanning between the fourth and tenth centuries and placing the

  5. says:

    An interesting book in places but vague in others It would have been helpful to clarify that the author was using 'saint' to refer to

  6. says:

    This is an interesting way of tackling Anglo Saxon history Ramirez puts the saints in the cultural and religious context of their time to show the development of Christianity and its influence on politics the arts and every

  7. says:

    35 5It is my innate liking of Anglo Saxon Britain which makes me rate this at 355 rather than any particular strength of

  8. says:

    A really good book about the Anglo Saxon period as told via the frame of the rock stars of their day the saints

  9. says:

    It took me longer than I expected to read this because it is very badly written in the customary humanities style of today ie too much verbiage ‘in terms of’ ‘in the context of’ poorly constructed sentences and several clichés on every page The bad writing is not only a distraction from the content; it often obscures it Sometimes she expresses herself so poorly that I don’t know what the hell she i

  10. says:

    A good book in principle about an interesting subject but unfortunately it was very shallow on detail I understand that for a lot of people there's not a lot of detail available but it still felt very much like I was just g

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