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A treatise compiled c.790–2, which purports to be the work of Charlemagne. It attacks the iconoclastic Council of 754 (for prohibiting images altogether) and Nicaea II of 787 (for allowing excessive reverence to be paid to them). It was long attributed to Alcuin but is probably by Theodulf of Orléans, though Alcuin may have written a small part.

Subjects: Christianity.

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