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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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

  • 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.

    Washington Irving

  • 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

  • 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.

    Washington Irving

  • 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.

    Washington Irving

  • 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.

    Washington Irving

  • 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

  • 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.

    Washington Irving

  • 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

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