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The Image of the Britons and the Saxons in the Texts of Gildas the Wise, Bede the Venerable and Nennius

Student: Sergei Baigushev

Supervisor: Feliks Levin

Faculty: School of Arts and Humanities

Educational Programme: History (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2021

This final qualifying work is called "The image of the Britons and Saxons in the texts of Gildas the Wise, Bede the Venerable and Nennius". The main purpose of the research is to study the narratives, rhetorical techniques and socio-cultural context in the works of the above-described authors and a certain dynamics between the representations of the two main nations that are depicted in them. The sources in this study are Gildas the Wise's "On the Ruins of Britain", Bede the Venerable's" Ecclesiastical History of the English People", and Nennius '"History of the Britons". The main conclusion was that, although there are similar subjects in the dynamics of images , the reasons and means for such representation are quite different

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