Review! Alcuin

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Alcuin: His Life and Legacy

ISBN: 9780227173466

and

Alcuin: Theology and Thought

ISBN: 9780227173947

by Douglas Dales

“Douglas Dales’ two books on Alcuin are well researched and well expressed, based on a wide range of scholarship, both historical and theological, and the books combine to provide important source material for scholars working on either Alcuin or his very powerful friend, Charlemagne. […] There are excellent sections in both books on Alcuin’s early life and problems in England, and his enforced stay in Europe. His wide ranging literary works are well discussed, as are his relationship with Charlemagne and with his fellow courtiers, and the theological implications are well covered in great depth, and the final chapter on poetry is very interesting. […] the two books should serve to reinforce the important role played by Alcuin as a key theologian and significant politician at a very interesting period of European history.”

John R. C. Martyn, University of Melbourne,
in Journal of Religious History, Vol 38, Issue 1

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