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Abbey of Savigny

Abbey of Savigny  

In Normandy. In 1093 Vitalis of Mortain established a hermitage in the Forest of Savigny. Some of the hermits felt a call to follow the Rule of St Benedict in its primitive strictness, and the abbey ...
abbot of Reichenau Bern(o) Augiensis

abbot of Reichenau Bern(o) Augiensis  

(r. 1008–48) Music theorist and liturgist.His Prologus in tonarium (also called ‘Musica Bernonis’), compiled between 1021 and 1036, was a popular textbook, widely distributed throughout the 11th and ...
acts of bishops

acts of bishops  

Bishops' acts refer to the texts (charters, letters) issued by bishops whether or not through the intermediary of an episcopal chancery. The earliest acts are testaments, by which are designated ...
Adalbero of Laon

Adalbero of Laon  

(c.947–1030)Politically active bishop of Laon (r. 977–1030). Adalbero is notorious for betraying Charles of Lorraine, the last Carolingian claimant to the throne, whom he turned over to Hugh Capet ...
Adam Marsh

Adam Marsh  

(died 1259)Franciscan scholar, died 18 Nov 1259. A pupil and friend of Robert Grosseteste, he was a master of arts when he took the Franciscan habit in 1232. He ...
Adam of Perseigne

Adam of Perseigne  

(d. 1221)*Cistercian abbot of Perseigne (1188–1221), near Alençon. Adam is best known as a spiritual writer of over 200 sermons and 35 letters. He helped preach the Fourth Crusade and conferred with ...
Æthelbert

Æthelbert  

(d. 616),king of Kent (560–616), was the king who welcomed the Christian missionaries led by St Augustine to England in 597. He exercised overlordship over all the English peoples south of the ...
Agnes of Bohemia

Agnes of Bohemia  

Foundress and first abbess of the Franciscan (poor Clare) nuns (d. c.1282). A descendant of Duke Wenceslaus, daughter of Ottokar I king of Bohemia and his Hungarian royal wife, Agnes from early ...
Agobard

Agobard  

(c.769–840), Abp. of Lyons from 816. He was a versatile scholar. He attacked the excessive veneration of images, trial by ordeal, and belief in witchcraft. He also wrote against the Adoptionist views ...
Aldhelm

Aldhelm  

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(c. 639–709)was one of the most learned men of his time. Thought to be related to West Saxon kings and educated at Malmesbury under the Irish scholar Maildubh, he also studied briefly at the ...
Alexander III

Alexander III  

(d. 1181), Pope from 1159. After his election, an antipope (Victor IV) was immediately set up and supported by the Emp. Frederick I. During the 17-year schism, Alexander lived mainly in France. Here ...
Alvaro of Cordova

Alvaro of Cordova  

(9th c.)Alvaro was the most illustrious figure, along with his fellow disciple Abbot Eulogio, of the 9th-c. Mozarabic “martyr movement”, which struggled against the progress of Islam – or ...
Amalfi

Amalfi  

A small Italian city in Campania, clinging to the rocky slopes of its peninsula dominating the bay of Salerno, Amalfi is mentioned as a bishopric in a letter of Pope ...
Andrew of Longjumeau

Andrew of Longjumeau  

(13th c.)A Dominican missionary who, perhaps already instructed to bring the relics of the Passion to France (1239), brought letters from Innocent IV to various Muslim princes and oriental ...
Arabic Calligraphy

Arabic Calligraphy  

Arabic writing, alphabetical in type, belongs to the Semitic scripts; it has 25 consonants, three semi-vowels and three long vowels. Appearing under the influence of Syriac in the Christian Arab ...
Arabic papyri

Arabic papyri  

Employed from at least 2000 bc in Egypt, its land of origin, the papyrus was used by the Arabs following their conquest of that country in 640. Its Islamic utilization ...
Ars dictaminis

Ars dictaminis  

The ars dictaminis is the variety of medieval rhetoric that provided instruction in the composition of letters and other epistolary documents. Between 1077 and 1085, Alberic of Monte Cassino produced ...
arts of love

arts of love  

From the 12th c., court literature gave a large place to the description of love and its effects on individuals and social life. It turned on Ovid's ars amatoria, translated ...
Atto of Vercelli

Atto of Vercelli  

(d. 959×60), bishop; author of a commentary on the Pauline epistles,socio-political works (De pressuris ecclesiasticis and Polypticum), an episcopal capitulary, sermons, and letters.RMeJ. Bauer, Die ...
Augustine of Hippo, Rule of St

Augustine of Hippo, Rule of St  

A monastic Rule which exists in three main forms, two for men and one for women; their relationship is disputed. As there is no reference to a rule in St Augustine's Retractationes, his authorship ...

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