The Irish scholarly presence at St. Gall : networks of knowledge in the early middle ages /

"The Carolingian period represented a Golden Age for the abbey of St Gall, an Alpine monastery in modern-day Switzerland. Its bloom of intellectual activity resulted in an impressive number of scholarly texts being copied into often beautifully written manuscripts, many of which survive in the...

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Author / Creator:Meeder, Sven, author.
Imprint:London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018.
Description:x, 187 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Studies in early medieval history
Studies in early medieval history.
Subject:Kloster St. Gallen.
Kloster St. Gallen.
Learning and scholarship -- Ireland -- History.
Manuscripts, Irish -- History.
Learning and scholarship -- Switzerland -- Saint Gall -- History.
Learning and scholarship.
Manuscripts, Irish.
Ireland.
Switzerland -- Saint Gall.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11538151
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ISBN:9781350038677
1350038679
9781350038691
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"The Carolingian period represented a Golden Age for the abbey of St Gall, an Alpine monastery in modern-day Switzerland. Its bloom of intellectual activity resulted in an impressive number of scholarly texts being copied into often beautifully written manuscripts, many of which survive in the abbey's library to this day. Among these books are several of Irish origin, while others contain works of learning originally written in Ireland. This study explores the practicalities of the spread of this Irish scholarship to St Gall and the reception it received once there. In doing so, this book for the first time investigates a part of the network of knowledge that fed this important Carolingian centre of learning with scholarship. By focusing on scholarly works from Ireland, this study also sheds light on the contribution of the Irish to the Carolingian revival of learning. While the surviving copies of their works of learning are ample evidence of the influence by the Irish, the 'who' and 'how' of the spread of their scholarship is not well-understood. Historians have often assumed a special relationship between Ireland and the abbey of St Gall, which was built on the grave of the Irish saint Gallus. This book studies the Irish contribution to intellectual life at the abbey of St. Gall and scrutinises this notion of a special connection. The result is a new viewpoint on the spread and reception of Irish learning in the Carolingian period."--Provided by publisher.