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This renaissance, however, built on earlier episcopal and monastic developments, and, although Charlemagne did help to ensure the survival of scholarly traditions in a relatively bleak and rude age, there was nothing like the general advance in education that occurred later with the cultural awakening of the 11th and 12th centuries.
Learning, nonetheless, had no more ardent friend than Charlemagne, who came to the Frankish throne in distressed to find extremely poor standards of Latin prevailing.
He thus ordered that the clergy be educated severely, whether by persuasion or under compulsion. His promotion of ecclesiastical and educational reform bore fruit in a generation of churchmen whose morals and whose education were of a higher standard than before.
The possibility then arose of providing, for the brighter young clerics and perhaps also for a few laymen, a more advanced religious and academic training. In order to develop and staff other centres of culture and learningCharlemagne imported considerable foreign talent.
During the 8th century England had been the scene of some intellectual activity. Thus, Alcuinwho had been the master of the school at York, and other English scholars were brought over to transplant to the Continent the studies and disciplines of the Anglo-Saxon schools. From Italy came grammarians and chroniclers, men such as Paul the Deacon ; the more formalistic Classical traditions in which they had been bred supplied the framework to discipline the effervescent brilliance of the Anglo-Saxons.
Irish scholars also arrived. There the emperor, his heirs, and his friends discussed various subjects—the existence or nonexistence of the underworld and of nothingness; the eclipse of the sun; the relationship of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and so on. Recognizing the importance of manuscripts in the cultural revival, Charlemagne formed a library the catalog of which is still extanthad texts and books copied and recopied, and bade every school to maintain a scriptorium.
Alcuin developed a school of calligraphy at Tours, and its new script spread rapidly throughout the empire; this Carolingian minuscule was more legible and less wasteful of space than the uncial scripts hitherto employed.
Outside the court at Aachen were to be found here and there a few seats of culture—but not many. The archbishop of Lyon reorganized the schools of readers and choir leaders; Alcuin in Saint-Martin-de-Tours and Angilbert in Saint-Riquier organized monastic schools with relatively well-stocked libraries.
It was necessary to wait for the second generation, or even the third, to witness the greatest brilliance of the Carolingian renewal. Unfortunately, the breakup of the Carolingian empire, following local rebellions and the Viking invasions, ended the progress of the Carolingian renaissance.
Influences of the Carolingian renaissance abroad In England—at least in the kingdom of Wessex—King Alfred the Great stands out as another royal patron of learning, one who wanted to imitate the creativity of Charlemagne. When he came to the throne incultural standards had fallen to a low level, partly because of the turmoil of the Danish invasions.
He was grieved to find so few who could understand Latin church services or translate a letter from Latin into English.
To accomplish an improvement, he called upon monks from the Continent, particularly those of Saint-Bertin. Moreover, he attracted to his court certain English clergy and young sons of nobles. Among the master scholars of the late 10th century was the Benedictine monk Aelfricperhaps the greatest prose writer of Anglo-Saxon times.
In order to facilitate the learning of Latin for young monks, Aelfric composed a grammar, glossary, and colloquy, containing a Latin grammar described in Anglo-Saxon, or Old Englisha glossary in which master and pupil could find a methodically classified Latin vocabulary names of birds, fish, plants, and so forthand a manual of conversation, inspired by the bilingual manuals of antiquity.
Among the other Saxons—those of the Continent who presided over the destinies of Germany—there were also significant gatherings of masters and students at selected monasteries, such as Corvey and Gandersheim. In any case, wherever teaching became important in the 10th century, it concentrated largely on grammar and the works of the Classical authors.
Thus, when Gerbert of Aurillac, after a course of instruction in Catalonia, came to teach dialectic and the arts of the quadrivium geometryarithmeticharmonics, and astronomy at Reims, he aroused astonishment and admiration.
His renown helped in his later election as Pope Sylvester II. The first half of the 11th century contained the first glimmerings of a rediscovered dialectic. A new stage in the history of teaching was beginning. Already the image of the courtly and Christian knight was beginning to take shape.
It was not a question of governing a state well but, rather, of governing oneself. The layman must struggle against vice and practice virtue ; he must emphasize his religious heritage.
Alcuin became indignant when he heard it said that the reading of the Gospel was the duty of the clergy and not that of the layman. Huoda, wife of Bernard, duke of Septimania, addressed a manual to her year-old son, stressing the reading and praying that a young man should do.
In the libraries of the laity, the volumes of the Old Testament and New Testament took first place, along with prayer books, a kind of breviary designed for day-to-day use.Carolingian minuscule at Dr. Dianne Tillotson’s website devoted to medieval writing Pfeffer Mediæval, a Carolingian minuscule typeface which also includes Gothic and Runic characters Network for the Study of Caroline Minuscule, an international forum dedicated to the study of the script.
These changes, while useful for a more organic, natural representation of writing, still meant that the Carolingian miniscule itself was falling out of use, slowly being altered and adapted until it was no longer the original letter forms.
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