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Canterbury

Canterbury  

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A city in Kent, SE England, the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury. St Augustine established a church and monastery there in 597, and it became a place of medieval pilgrimage, to the shrine of St ...
cartulary

cartulary  

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[Ge]A medieval document comprising a collection of charters and other deeds gathered together and copied into book form as a convenient archive. Many surviving examples relate to ecclesiastical ...
Eriugena, John Scottus

Eriugena, John Scottus  

(c.810–c.877)Also known as John the Scot, Eriugena was born in Ireland, achieved a remarkable degree of learning, and taught at the court of Charles the Bald. He is important as a translator and ...
ghost

ghost  

Now chiefly, an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image and attempting to right a wrong done in life; this sense of the ...
Melk

Melk  

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(monastery) Founded possibly c.1000, with a cult centred on its relics of the Irish pilgrim-martyr Coloman (d. 1012). It was reformed by monks from Lambach in 1089, undergoing renewed reform ...
Notker Labeo

Notker Labeo  

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(c.950–1022, St Gall),also called Notker Theutonicus because of his devotion to the German language, was in charge of the school at St Gall Abbey. He came of a family ...
scriptorium

scriptorium  

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A commercial, royal, or monastic workshop in which a group of scribes, and frequently artists, copied, decorated, or illustrated texts, sometimes over the course of several centuries. MSS common to ...

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