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Adalbero of Laon

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

(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...

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Adelard of Bath

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

(c.1070–c.1145)

English Benedictine remembered as a conduit for the introduction of Arabic astronomy and philosophy to the West.

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Anselm

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

Author, ambassador, bishop of Havelberg (1129–55), and archbishop of Ravenna (1155–58); born Germany? ca.1100, died Milan 12 Aug. 1158.

In 1135/6 Anselm visited Constantinople as...

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Anselm of Laon

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(d. 1117),

theologian. He taught in the cathedral school at Laon. His lectures on the Bible discussed points of interest as they arose; after his death these lectures were...

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Arras

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

Evangelized in the late 4th c. by St Diogenes, Arras owes its rise to the settlement in 658, in the marshes of the Crinchon, of a monastic community placed under ...

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art and architecture: Bulgarian

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

Over most of its history, the medieval Bulgarian state covered the territory of the modern republics of Bulgaria and Macedonia. While outstanding monuments of Byzantine art are found there...

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Austrasia

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

Eastern kingdom of the Rhineland (‘Ripuarian’) Franks, in what today is northeastern France, western Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg. In the early 6th century the Merovingian king Clovis I...

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Clarembald of Arras

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

Taught at Laon in the 1150s; wrote a Genesis commentary attempting to reconcile biblical teaching with the cosmogony of Plato’s Timaeus, and a commentary on two of Boethius’ opuscula sacra ...

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Gothic Sculpture

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

Northern France had not ignored sculpture in the Romanesque period: its workshops had produced capitals decorated with foliage or animals, but rarely with the human figure, and the great...

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Guibert of Nogent

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

(c.1053/65–c.1125),

Abbot of Nogent, near Laon, from 1104. He opposed Berengar's Eucharistic teaching. He wrote Moralia on Genesis, prefaced by an essay on biblical interpretation...

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