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  Alcuin - LoveToKnow 1911
ALCUIN (ALCHUINE), a celebrated ecclesiastic and man of learning in the 8th century, who liked to be called by the Latin name of Albinus, and at the Academy of the palace took the surname of Flaccus, was born at Eboracum (York) in 735.
In 790 Alcuin returned to his own country, to which he had always been greatly attached, and st syed there some time; but Charlemagne needed him to combat the Adoptianist heresy, which was at that time making great progress in the marches of Spain.
At the council of Frankfort in 794 Alcuin upheld the orthodox doctrine, and obtained the condemnation of the heresiarch Felix of Urgel.
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Alcuin attended the Synod of Frankfort in 794, and took an important part in the framing of the decrees condemning Adoptionism as well as in the efforts made subsequently to effect the submission of the recalcitrant Spanish prelates.
Alcuin was present at this meeting and no doubt took a prominent part in the discussions and in the drawing up of the "Epistola Synodica", although, with characteristic modesty, he furnishes no evidence of the fact in his letters.
Alcuin urged against the Adoptionists the universal testimony of the Fathers, the inconsistencies involved in the doctrine itself, its logical relation to Nestorianism, and the rationalistic spirit which was forever prompting to just such attempted human explanations of the unsearchable mysteries of faith.
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 §8. Alcuin. V. Latin Writings in England to the Time of Alfred. Vol. 1. From the Beginnings to the Cycles of ...
The fact is that, very shortly before Alcuin left England for ever, the Scandinavians had begun that desolating series of raids upon this country which ended by exterminating the learning and literature of Northumbria and paralysed intellectual effort all over the land.
As to the revision of the text of the Latin Bible, clear evidence that it was the work of Alcuin is not yet producible; but the probability is very strong that he was at least prominent, if not supreme, in the undertaking.
But, though the tale of Alcuin’s labours is an imposing one, it is the intellectual stimulus which he imparted, and the long line of scholars which owed to him its existence, that forms his true monument.
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Alcuin, in 782, transferred his allegiance to Charlemagne, he soon found surrounding him at Aachen, in addition to the youthful members of the nobility he was called upon to instruct, a band of older learners some of whom were ranked among the best scholars of the
Alcuin was the revision of the text of the Latin Vulgate.
Alcuin which had the greatest and most lasting influence in this direction, however, was the Sacramentary, or Missal which he compiled, using the Gregorian Sacramentary as a basis, and to this adding a supplement of other liturgical sources.
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 The Ecole Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
732/35, Alcuin was educated at the cathedral school of York, of which he became master in 766.
Alcuin wrote poetry, including a elegy on the destruction of Lindisfarne, and hagiography, including the life of St. Willibrord of Utrecht.
Alcuin may have written the Libri Carolini, which attacks the Seventh Oecumenical Council, and he may have supplemented the Gregorian sacramentary.
www2.evansville.edu /ecoleweb/glossary/alcuin.html   (255 words)

 BBC - History - Viking Conquest: Alcuin of York and the Viking Onslaught
Alcuin of York spent much of his life in continental Europe, as an adviser to Charlemagne the Great, and was in close touch with the intellectual élite of his time.
At the king's invitation, Alcuin joined the royal court, and became one of Charlemagne's chief advisers on religious and educational matters.
Alcuin was made head of the palace school at Aachen, which was attended by members of the royal court and the sons of noble families, and he established a great library there.
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 St. Alcuin Montessori School
St. Alcuin's campus embraces the need for a comfortable and reassuring environment for the development and education of children.
Each of St. Alcuin's four playgrounds are designed to be age appropriate so that students of all ages can enjoy social and physical recreation.
Alcuin's two amphitheater facilities are used for a variety of events during the year including student performances and receptions.
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Alcuin was the educator of this kingdom during the time of Charlemagne.
Alcuin was born in England in the year 735, in the shire of York, now known as Yorkshire, and near the city of York, where now stands one of England's great cathedrals, Yorkminster.
When Alcuin was a bit older he accompanied his master on these trips and Alcuin gained additional respect for his broad knowledge and learning and unerring instinct for good books.
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 Alkuin (or Alcuin, circa 735-804)
Some argue that the Carolingian Renaissance had started a generation before Alcuin's arrival, with Charles' annexation of Northern Italy in 774, and that the Latin of the Italians was far better than that of the Franks or Angles.
At line 1287, however, Alcuin records the death of Bede, and even though he turns to Eddius for some of his material at about the same point, he is constrained, for the final 370 lines of his poem, to be more independent.
The problems that Alcuin emphasizes are ones that reflect a phonetic situation in the meeting of a living Latin-based language with a living Germanic language in Charlemagne's realm, a situation that Bede did not have to face in the England of his age.
www.bu.edu /english/levine/alcend.htm   (2644 words)

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