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Adalard of Corbie

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(751–826)

A cousin of Charlemagne, Adalard was raised at court with his brother Wala. He retired to Corbie where, after a stay at Monte Cassino, he returned as abbot (780). ...

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Anskar

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(801–65),

archbishop of Bremen. Born near Amiens of a noble family, Anskar was educated at Corbie (Picardy), where he became a monk. Later he moved to Corvey (Westphalia), where he...

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Bobbio

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

A small town in the Apennines, once the seat of an abbey founded in 612 by St Columbanus. Its celebrated collection of early MSS included the ‘Bobbio Missal’ (now in Paris), an important...

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Carolingian Renaissance

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

What is designated the Carolingian Renaissance took place during the reign of Charlemagne, and was characterized by a rebirth of classical learning inspired by Alcuin and Theodulf of...

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Carolingian schools

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

In the reign of Charlemagne (768–814) there was an intellectual renaissance which established the basis for the school curriculum and education throughout the Middle Ages. Charlemagne...

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Christianity in France

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Christianity seems to have been introduced into Gaul in the 2nd cent. by missionaries from Asia Minor. The Christian community at Lyons suffered persecution in 177. A Gallic episcopate was...

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Colette

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

(1381–1447),

Franciscan nun and reformer. Born at Calcye in Picardy, where her father was a carpenter at Corbie abbey, she was christened Nicolette Boylet. She grew up with a taste...

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Colettines

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A branch of the Poor Clares founded by St Colette (1381–1447), a native of Corbie in Picardy who was canonized in 1807 (feast day, 6 Mar.).

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Corvey

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(monastery) Founded c.820 by monks from Corbie in Francia, Corvey became one of Saxony’s great monasteries, a missionary, educational, and economic centre. Under the Ottonians its abbots...

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crozier

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A hooked staff carried by a bishop as a symbol of pastoral office, originally denoting the person who carried a processional cross in front of an archbishop. Recorded from Middle English,...

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