Compendium Diez. B. Sant. 66

Compendium Diez. B. Sant. 66 – Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) – Ms. Diez. B Sant. 66 – Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin, Germany)

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

Written by students of the famous Court School in Aachen: a rare glimpse into the far-reaching educational reforms of Emperor Charlemagne and the foundations of Carolingian book art

  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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Compendium Diez. B. Sant. 66

"Full of vigilant zeal, we are engaged in restoring the workshop of the sciences, which was almost deserted by the negligence of our forefathers, and by our own example we invite people to learn the liberal arts." This is how Charlemagne (742–814) formulated the core concern of the Carolingian educational reform in the Epistola Generalis (No. 30), with which he wanted to resume the great intellectual heritage of the Romans. One of its institutions under the leadership of Alcuin was the so-called Court School in Aachen, where wonderful works of Carolingian illumination were produced, such as the Lorsch Gospels. The present collected volume now provides a fascinating insight into the intellectual development of this multifaceted school and allows the diligence and ambition of its students to become clear: what occupied them, what writings they read, and how assiduously they strived for education even in early Carolingian times.

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

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Compendium Diez. B. Sant. 66 – Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) – Ms. Diez. B Sant. 66 – Staatsbibliothek Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Berlin, Germany)
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt (ADEVA) – Graz, 1973
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#1 Sammelhandschrift Diez. B. Sant. 66

Binding: Brown cloth covers with a white leather spine
Commentary: 1 volume (40 pages) by Bernhard Bischoff
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