History of the Book Lecture: Michael I. Allen

Michael I. Allen, University of Chicago

Michael I. Allen, University of Chicago

Friday, September 10, 2010
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
History of the Book Program

The Letters of Lupus of Ferrières
Michael I. Allen, University of Chicago

Lupus of Ferrières (c. 805-862) was one of the great classical scholars of the Carolingian Renaissance. His activities as teacher, book-borrower, abbot, and scribe affected the shape and survival of major works we still read. A collection of his letters assembled near the time of his death provides a unique window into that activity over thirty turbulent but fruitful years. For their style and content, the letters have counted as classics. Fresh study shows what more they have to tell about Lupus, his times, and his readers.

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