(c. 735–804)
   Alcuin was born in York. He was educated at the cathedral school where his teacher had been a pupil of bede. In 781 he joined the household of charlemagne where he organised the palace library. On his appointment as Abbot of Tours in 796, he set up an important school which numbered among its students rabanus maurus. One result of his educational work was the development of the Carolingian minuscule style of handwriting which was easy to read and which was an important factor in the preservation of ancient texts from further scribal corruptions. He was the author of several educational manuals, commentaries on the Bible, polemical texts, a sacramentary and a series of letters which give a vivid picture of his life and times. He is generally regarded as one of the initiators of the Carolingian renaissance.
   W. Levison, England and the Continent in the Eighth Century (1946);
   L. Wallach, Alcuin and Charlemagne (1959).

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