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Integrating the intense biography of Bruno, Archbishop of Cologne (953-65) and brother of Emperor Otto I, via the another way imprecise monk Ruotger, with the highbrow tradition of Cologne Cathedral, this can be a research of tangible politics at the side of Ottonian ruler ethic. Our wisdom of Cologne highbrow job within the interval, except Ruotger, has to be pieced jointly quite often from marginal annotations and glosses in surviving Cologne manuscripts, showing
how and with what matters probably the most vital books of the Latin West have been learn in Bruno's and Ruotger's Cologne. those comprise Pope Gregory the Great's Letters, Prudentius's Psychomachia, Boethius's mathematics, and Martianus Capella's Marriage of Philology and Mercury. The writing in the
margins of the manuscripts, along with enlarging our photograph of pondering in Cologne in itself, may be drawn into comparability with the outlook of Ruotger.

Exploring how designated Cologne used to be, in comparison with different centres, Henry Mayr-Harting brings out an abruptly powerful thread of Platonism within the tenth-century mind. The ebook features a serious version of potentially the earliest surviving, and hitherto unpublished, set of glosses to Boethius's mathematics, with an in depth examine in their content.

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