Alcuin

Alcuin

Achievement and Reputation : Being Part of the Ford Lectures Delivered in Oxford in Hilary Term 1980

eBook - 2004
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In this major intellectual biography of Alcuin (d. 804), the most prominent Anglo-Saxon scholar at the court of Charlemagne, Donald Bullough deploys a lifetimes expertise in the study of early medieval manuscripts. Concentrating on Alcuins early years in Northumbria and then his time at the Carolingian court, Bullough reassesses the chronology of Alcuins career and writings, assesses his use of patristic and insular writings, and explores the contemporary significance of his large output. At the core of this book lies a fundamental reassessment of the dating of Alcuins letters: in so doing, it reveals the patterns of intellectual exchange and textual community that characterised the first phase of the Carolingian Renaissance. It thus offers a uniquely detailed and nuanced exploration of the life and ideas of the most influential early medieval scholar.
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, c2004.
ISBN: 9004128654
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxvii, 566 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK

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