Alcuin: Achievement and Reputation (Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance)

Alcuin: Achievement and Reputation (Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance)

Donald A Bullough


during this significant highbrow biography of Alcuin (d. 804), the main favorite Anglo-Saxon pupil on the courtroom of Charlemagne, Donald Bullough deploys a lifetime's services within the learn of early medieval manuscripts. targeting Alcuin's early years in Northumbria after which his time on the Carolingian court docket, Bullough reassesses the chronology of Alcuin's profession and writings, assesses his use of patristic and insular writings, and explores the modern value of his huge output. on the center of this e-book lies a primary reassessment of the courting of Alcuin's letters: in so doing, it finds the styles of highbrow trade and textual neighborhood that characterized the 1st part of the Carolingian Renaissance. It hence deals a uniquely precise and nuanced exploration of the lifestyles and concepts of the main influential early medieval pupil.

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