197. Charles in Charge: The Carolingian Renaissance

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Alcuin leads a resurgence of interest in philosophy and the liberal arts at the court of Charlemagne.



Further Reading

• M. Alberi, “‘The Better Paths of Wisdom’: Alcuin’s Monastic ‘True Philosophy’ and the Worldly Court,” Speculum 76 (2001), 896-910.

• S.A. Barney et al. (trans.), The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville (Cambridge: 2006).

• D.A. Bullough, Alcuin: Achievement and Reputation (Leiden: 2004).

• D. Dales, Alcuin: Theology and Thought (Cambridge: 2013).

• L.A.J.R. Houwen and A.A. MacDonald, Alcuin of York: Scholar at the Carolingian Court (Groningen: 1998).

• J. Moorhead, Gregory the Great (London: 2005).

• L. Wallach, Alcuin and Charlemagne: Studies in Carolingian History and Literature (Ithaca: 1959).


Ilya on 11 September 2020


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