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By Donald A. Bullough

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During this significant highbrow biography of Alcuin (d. 804), the main fashionable Anglo-Saxon pupil on the court docket 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 courtroom, Bullough reassesses the chronology of Alcuin's occupation and writings, assesses his use of patristic and insular writings, and explores the modern value of his huge output.

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Studio et diligentia Andreae Quercetani Turonensis, 3 pts in 1 vol. (Paris, 1617): for the full title, see ‘Editions of Texts’; for Duchesne’s texts of the poems as a principal source of later editions, see below, n. 54. Duchesne was certainly assiduous rather than scholarly, more a transcriber than an historian: see R. Poupardin’s introduction to Bibliothèque Nationale: Catalogue des Manuscrits des collections Duchesne et Bréquigny (Paris, 1905), pp. i–xix. But the brief account by Roman d’Amat in Dict.

B. v. Simson (Hannover-Leipzig, 1905), on which see H. Hoffmann, Untersuchungen zur karolingischen Annalistik (Bonner Hist. , 10; 1958), esp. pp. 9–12, 38–41, and my comments in EHR, 85 (1970), 64–5; also I. Haselbach, Aufstieg u. Herrschaft der Karolinger in der Darstellung der sogenannten Annales Mettenses priores (Historische Studien 412; Lübeck-Hamburg, 1970), esp. pp. 25–40. Roger Collins has recently suggested, without attempting to argue the case in detail (‘The “Reviser” Revisited’, pp. 196–7, 213), that the Ann.

13 n. 21. 35 MGH SS XIII, p. 22. After nearly two centuries of debate, students of the Frankish Annals do not agree on much: but it is generally accepted that for the period to 796, and in part even beyond that date, the Annales Maximiani are only one of several derivatives from a lost compilation, which Levison thought was Bavarian but Löwe believed was Frankish, and seems also to have borrowed from the ‘Royal Annals’ as defined above (Wattenbach-Levison, Deutschlands Geschichtsquellen im Mittelalter, 2 (Weimar, 1953), pp.

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