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Alcuin: Achievement and Reputation (Education and Society in by Donald A. Bullough

By Donald A. Bullough

During this significant highbrow biography of Alcuin (d. 804), the main famous Anglo-Saxon pupil on the court docket of Charlemagne, Donald Bullough, deploys a lifetime's services within the research 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 occupation and writings, assesses his use of patristic and insular writings, and explores the modern importance of his huge output.

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Amand scribes at the beginning of the ninth century (the hand of fols 84–97v being similar to that responsible for Alcuin’s De orthographia in Vienna Nat. bibl. cod. 795, fols 5–19v, and were not at Salzburg until the 820s. Pertz, as his title indicates, credited Alcuin with the recording of the Easter courts simply because it began with the year 782 (in Carisiago): but he did not claim (as others subsequently have implied) that Alcuin brought with him the Insular archetype of the entire complex.

16 I), J. Vezin in Rev. Bén. 94 (1984), 315–9, 325; further literature and discussion in SASLC: Trial version, pp. -Alcuin designation is unfortunately retained). 53, now Montpellier Fac. de Méd. 141 (Flavigny or vicinity, s. ix1; for the slightly earlier palimpsested leaves with the same origin, see CLA VI, 794 and Bischoff, MaSt 3, 19, n. 66), was the work of Alcuin. , ‘Der Pseudo-Rufinische Commentarius in LXXXV-Psalmos, ein Werk Alkuins,’ in Zeitschr. f. Kath. , in Rev. , 30 (1913), 458–9; A.

Morin, ‘Une rédaction inédite de la préface au Supplément du Comes d’Alcuin’, Rev. , 343–7) for Helisachar’s authorship of both versions a few years apart. The dating of the earlier version depends very largely on how one regards its relationship with Helisachar’s letter to Nebridius (MGH Epist. V, pp. 307–9) and with the Hucusque preface to the Gregorian Sacramentary Supplement, of which Benedict of Aniane’s authorship is now, following 40 bullough/f2/1-124 8/27/03 9:17 AM Page 20 20      .

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