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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 the chronology of Alcuin's career and writings, and the significance of his large output.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bullough, Donald A.
Alcuin.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, ©2004
(DLC) 2003050252
Named Person: Alcuin; Alcuin; Alcuin; Alkuin.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald A Bullough
ISBN: 1423712080 9781423712084 9789047401803 9047401808
OCLC Number: 191929859
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 566 pages) : illustrations.
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 --
Donald Bullough Memoir --
Preface --
Chronology --
List of Abbreviations --
PART ONE --
In Defence of the Biographical Approach. The Sources --
Theme and Variations --
The Modern Reputation and the Contemporary Period --
Posthumous Reputation --
Alcuin Revealed? --
The Evidence of the Letters --
Transmission of the Letters: the Beginnings --
Salzburg Copies of the Letters --
The 'Basic Tours Collection' of the Letters --
Omissions from the 'Basic Tours Collection' --
Manuscripts of the T Collection in England --
An Anomalous Collection. A 'Personal' Collection of Letters? --
The English Collections of the Letters --
The Development of the Letter-Collections: the Evidence summarised --
Author, Notaries and Copyists --
Amicitia, and Sexual Orientation --
The Possibility and Limitations of 'Biography' --
Additional Note I --
Additional Note II --
Additional Note III --
PART TWO --
Chapter One Northumbrian Alcuin: Patria, Pueritia and Adoliscentia --
The Eight-Century Regnum northanhumbrorum --
Northumbrian Society --
Patres familias --
York, a City Emerging --
York and a Wider North --
The York Infans --
York Cathedral Community. The Liturgy as Schooling --
"De laude Dei" and the York Liturgy --
Hymns --
Mass-books --
New Liturgical Commemorations --
Calendar and Computers --
Grammatica: The Practice of Writing and Reading --
Biblical Study --
Vita quidem qualis fuit magistri?: Bede and Egbert --
Master and School --
A New Regime and a Wider World --
From York to Rome --
York Consecrations, 767 --
Chapter Two Northumbrian Alcuin: Discit ut doceat --
York books? --
Veterum vestigìa patrum --
From the Other Island? --
Christian and Pre-Christian Poets --
Grammarians and pre-Christian Prose Writers --
Mastering Computus. The Beginnings of Letter-Writing --
Alcuin and the Vernacular --
Teacher and Perpetual Deacon --
'Without the City Walls' --
A 'Public' Figure? --
The Cathedral Community --
Chapter Three Between Two Courts --
To Rome for the Pallium --
The Move to Francia --
786: the Synodal Decrees --
At the Frankish Court: Beginnings --
Renovatio, Imitatio, Correctio --
'The English Connection' --
Northumbria: Promise Unfulfilled --
Royal Counsellor --
Return to Francia. The Sack of Lindisfarne --
The Adviser at Frankfurt. Defender of Orthodoxy --
Chapter Four Unsettled at Aachen --
A Court Remembered in Verse. England --
Court and Popes --
At the Aachen Court. Last months --
Bibliography --
Indices --
Index of Manuscripts Cited --
A --
B --
C --
D --
E --
F --
G --
H --
I --
K --
L --
M --
N --
O --
P --
R --
S --
T --
V --
W --
Z --
Index on Alcuin --
A --
D --
F --
G --
H --
I --
L --
M --
O --
P --
R --
S --
V --
W --
Y --
Index of Alcuin's Writings --
A --
B --
C --
D --
E --
F --
I --
L --
O --
P --
Q --
R --
T --
U --
V --
Index of Biblical Citations --
General Index --
A --
B --
C --
D --
E --
F --
G --
H --
I --
J --
K --
L --
M --
N --
O --
P --
Q --
R --
S --
T --
U --
V --
W --
Y --
Z.
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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