Theodulf

Theodulf

 

(also Theodulphe). Born mid-eighth century in Spain; died 821 in Angers. Carolingian Renaissance figure.

A Visigoth by descent, Theodulf was an intimate of Charlemagne. He became bishop of Orleans and abbot of Fleury circa 781. Theodulf helped establish a network of schools and developed a teaching system. He was one of the missi dominici (royal commissioners), who regulated the affairs of the counts. After being accused of planning a conspiracy against Louis the Pious in 817, he was deposed and banished to a monastery.

Theodulf wrote many poetic works, including the narrative poem Versus contra judices (Against the Judges), which explicitly depicted the morals of the epoch and exposed the arbitrary rule of the counts and their lieutenants. Theodulf also wrote a number of theological treatises.

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Theodulf She lit them at the same moment, and let them burn down until she saw which one lasted longest [so as to find outi to which of these saints she should make her vow most efficaciously.
The editors of his Biblical Glosses hold that already in that early stage of his literary career he had the version of the Biblical text edited by Theodulf of Orleans at his disposal.
Tambien lo es la estructura de esa guardia personal de al-Hakam I, que el propio Rabi ibn Theodulf encabezaba, la cual estaba compuesta por extranjeros, por esclavos de origen cristiano.
37) Theodulf of Orleans's Capitula connects the penitential fast of Lent with baptism; just as penance cleanses the soul of earlier misdeeds (thus rendering the individual fit to receive the Eucharist at Easter), baptism washes the soul--even the cannibal soul--free of the sins committed in the individual's prior life.
Alcuin's loss of stature is usually extrapolated from his bitter and unsuccessful struggle with Theodulf of Orleans over the fate of a runaway cleric who had claimed refuge in Tours (see Rob Meens, "Sanctuary, Penance, and Dispute Settlement under Charlemagne: The Conflict between Alcuin and Theodulf of Orleans over a Sinful Cleric," Speculum 82, 2007, 277-300).
Theodulf of Orleans repeats this in relation to fasts established to reduce drunkenness at vigils of great feasts like Christmas, c.
His thesis is that the extant examples of the Bibles of Theodulf, the Bibles from Tours, the Carolingian Gift Bibles, the Bibles of Charles the Bald, and the Codex Amiatinus, which he describes in rich detail, were preserved over time because they were never used as Bibles but were considered luxurious works of art.
Alcuin asks Charlemagne to send Felix of Urgel's most recent exposition of his doctrine to Pope Leo III, Paulinus of Aquileia, Ricbod of Trier, and Theodulf of Orleans.
Rosamond McKitterick discusses the relative importance of the versions of the biblical text associated with Alcuin and Tours on the one hand and Theodulf of Orleans on the other and the extent to which Alcuin's text influenced places other than Tours.
At about the same time, a number of well-connected bishops, Haito of Hasel, Ghaerbald of Liege, and Theodulf of Orleans, issued the earliest of the episcopal statutes.
8) Part 2 was formerly bound with Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MSS 191 and 196, and principally contains the Capitula of Theodulf (of Orleans) in Latin and Old English translation.
The greatest master of them all was Alcuin, but his poetic nemesis, Theodulf of Orleans, circulated a poem at court in which he lampooned Alcuin as a two-fisted drinker who needed to wet his whistle frequently because he talked too much.