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Alcuin, Charlemagne, and Alfred the Great

Lecture no. 6 from the course: Great Minds of the Medieval World

Alcuin, Charlemagne, and Alfred the Great

Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Now, investigate the remarkable partnership between the British scholar Alcuin of York and the Frankish emperor Charlemagne in creating a palace school and center of learning at Aachen. Grasp how both Charlemagne and Alfred the Great of England demonstrated a visionary commitment to learning by working to gather, preserve, and translate important texts.

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