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Alcuin : achievement and reputation : being part of the Ford lectures delivered in Oxford in Hilary Term 1980

Author: Donald A Bullough
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2004.
Series: Education and society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, v. 16.
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An intellectual biography of Alcuin, the most prominent Anglo-Saxon scholar at the court of Charlemagne. It examines his early years in Northumbria and his time at the Carolingian court, reassessing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Bullough, Donald A.
Alcuin.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, c2004
(DLC) 2003050252
Named Person: Alcuin; Alcuin; Alkuin.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Bullough
ISBN: 1423712080 9781423712084
OCLC Number: 191929859
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 566 p.) : ill.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Publisher's Note ... xi Donald Bullough Memoir ... xiii by Giles Contable Preface ... xvii Chronology ... xxiii List of Abbreviations ... xxv PART ONE In Defence of the Biographical Approach. The Sources ... 3 Theme and Variations ... 3 The Modern Reputation and the Contemporary Period ... 12 Posthumous Reputation ... 17 Alcuin Revealed? ... 24 The Evidence of the Letters ... 35 Transmission of the Letters: the Beginnings ... 43 Salzburg Copies of the Letters ... 51 The 'Basic Tours Collection' of the Letters ... 57 Omissions from the 'Basic Tours Collections' ... 66 Manuscripts of the T Collection in England ... 68 An Anomalous Collection ... 71 A 'Personal' Collection of Letters? ... 75 The English Collections of the Letters ... 81 The Development of the Letter-Collections: the Evidence summarised ... 101 Author, Notaries and Copyists ... 103 Amicitia, and Sexual Orientation ... 110 The Possibility and Limitations of 'Biography' ... 117 Additional Note I ... 120 Additional Note II ... 122 Additional Note III ... 123 PART TWO Chapter One Northumbrian Alcuin: Patria, Pueritia and Adoliscentia ... 127 The Eight-Century Regnum northanhumbrorum ... 129 Northumbrian Society ... 135 Patres familias ... 146 York, a City Emerging ... 153 York and a Wider North ... 160 The York Infans ... 164 York Cathedral Community ... 165 The Liturgy as Schooling ... 176 "De Laude Dei" and the York Liturgy ... 193 Hymns ... 200 Mass-books ... 204 New Liturgical Commemorations ... 215 Calendar and Computers ... 217 'Grammatica': The Practice of Writing and Reading ... 220 Biblical Study ... 224 'Vita quidem qualis fuit magistri?': Bede and Egbert ... 227 Master and School ... 236 A New Regime and a Wider World ... 238 From York to Rome ... 242 York Consecrations, 767 ... 247 Chapter Two Northumbrian Alcuin: 'Discit ut doceat' ... 252 York books? ... 255 'Veterum vestigia patrum' ... 260 From the Other Island? ... 274 Christian and Pre-Christian Poets ... 277 Grammarians and pre-Christian Prose Writers ... 282 Mastering 'Computus' ... 287 The Beginnings of Letter-Writing ... 293 Alcuin and the Vernacular ... 301 Teacher and Perpetual Deacon ... 304 'Without the City Walls' ... 309 A 'Public' Figure? ... 314 The Cathedral Community ... 326 Chapter Three Between Two Courts ... 331 To Rome for the Pallium ... 333 The Move to Francia ... 336 786: the Synodal Decrees ... 346 At the Frankish Court: Beginnings ... 356 Renovatio, Imitatio, Correctio ... 371 'The English Connection' ... 391 Northumbria: Promise Unfulfilled ... 395 Royal Counsellor ... 401 Return to Francia. The Sack of Lindisfarne ... 410 The Adviser at Frankfurt. Defender of Orthodoxy ... 419 Chapter Four Unsettled at Aachen ... 432 A Court Remembered in Verse ... 437 England ... 442 Court and Popes ... 445 At the Aachen Court. Last months ... 461 Index
Series Title: Education and society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, v. 16.
Responsibility: by Donald A. Bullough.

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'...this book provides a rich basis for further investigation of the career and work of Alcuin.' Rosamond McKitterick, The Catholic Historical Review, 2005.

 
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