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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Alcuin 735?-804. Anglo-Saxon prelate and scholar who was a leader in the revival of learning in medieval Europe.

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  • Eriugena's exceptional learning would be sufficient to distinguish him from contemporary Carolingian scholars, such as Alcuin and Sedulius Scottus; but his true and lasting genius lay in his ability to combine elements from these auctores into a new cosmological framework which is rationally argued to the highest degree.

    John Scottus Eriugena

  • Although in the Middle Ages these condemnations were forgotten and many of the pseudographic writings enjoyed a high degree of favour among both clerics and the laity, still we find superior minds, such as Alcuin, St. Bernard, St. Thomas

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • In "Alcuin" are anticipated most of the subsequent discussions on the right of women to property and to self-control, and the desirability of revising the marriage relation.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • The period of social and political ferment during which "Alcuin" was put forth was not unlike that which may be said to have reached its height in extravagance and millennial expectation in 1847-48.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • The injustice of any more enduring union than that founded upon the inclination of the hour is as ingeniously urged in "Alcuin" as it has been in our own day.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • Dom Alcuin Reid has an excellent essay, "We are lucky this Pope is 'ecclesiastically incorrect'", in the May 22, 2009, edition of The Catholic Herald (ht: the excellent blog, New Liturgical Movement).

    Pope Benedict XVI, the ecclesiastically incorrect" pontiff

  • I first came across the Alcuin Society Awards for best Canadian book design several years ago when researching for this interview with multi award winner C.S. (Scott) Richardson.

    2009 September 19 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • The Alcuin Society announced the winners of its 27th annual Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada recently.

    2009 May 05 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS

  • Even the great theologian Alcuin was not above tampering with the truth; in one of his letters he openly admits destroying a report on Pope Leo III's adultery and simony.

    A Conversation with Donna Woolfolk Cross

  • It is The Ceremonies of Roman Rite Described by Adrian Fortescue together with J.B. O'Connell and the marvelous Alcuin Reid in its 15th edition, newly published in 2009 by Burns and Oates.

    How Important Is Ceremony?

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