Compendium Diez. B. Sant. 66

Compendium Diez. B. Sant. 66

Royal School of Charlemagne, Aachen (Germany) — ca. 790

Written by students: a rare glimpse into the development of the Court School of Charlemagne

  1. Charlemagne (742–814) was devoted to knowledge and aspired to build an empire worthy of the legacy of the Romans

  2. Written by various students of the Court School, the compendium gives a glimpse into its development

  3. The codex gives an insight into which topics the students dealt with and which texts they read

Compendium Diez. B. Sant. 66

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Description
Compendium Diez. B. Sant. 66

Charlemagne, the greatest monarch of medieval Europe, grandfather of the European Union, was a Frankish warlord who so greatly valued knowledge that he planted the seeds of the Renaissance with the numerous monasteries, scriptoria, and schools he established. Compendium Diez. B. Sant. 66 of the state library of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation is a unique document from the time of Charlemagne and is a testament to his personal devotion to knowledge and aspiration of building an empire worthy of the legacy of the Romans.

Compendium Diez. B. Sant. 66

This collective codex from the state library of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation is a unique document from the time of Charlemagne. Written by various students of the Hofschule, it gives a glimpse into the development of the school by showing the kind of writings the arduous students used from their lectures of various read texts and how these eventually influenced the attainment of their own style of writing. Charlemagne's level of interest in education is apparent in the poem of Fiducia, who admits to having received a reprimand from the Kaiser himself because of his mistakes. The wealth of grammatical reading texts found in this codex shows the diligence, but moreover the unequaled aspiration, pursuit, ambition of the early Carolingian period.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Sammelhandschrift Diez. B. Sant. 66
Grammatici latini et catalogus librorum
Size / Format
364 pages / 23.5 × 15.5 cm
Origin
Germany
Date
ca. 790
Language

Available facsimile editions:
Compendium Diez. B. Sant. 66 – Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin, Germany)
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) – Graz, 1973
Facsimile Editions

#1 Sammelhandschrift Diez. B. Sant. 66

Binding: Brown cloth covers with a white leather spine
Commentary: 1 volume (40 pages) by Bernhard Bischoff
Language: German
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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