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Church and Cosmos in Early Ottonian Germany: The View from Cologne

Henry Mayr-Harting


Integrating the brilliant biography of Bruno, Archbishop of Cologne (953-65) and brother of Emperor Otto I, written by the otherwise obscure monk Ruotger, with the intellectual culture of Cologne Cathedral, this book provides a study of actual politics in conjunction with Ottonian ruler ethic. Our knowledge of Cologne intellectual activity in the period, apart from Ruotger, must be pieced together mainly from marginal annotations and glosses in surviving Cologne manuscripts, showing how and with what concerns some of the most important books of the Latin West were read in Bruno's and Ruotger's ... More

Keywords: Bruno, Archbishop of Cologne, Ruotger, Cologne Cathedral, Germany, Pope Gregory the Great, Letters, Orudentius, Psychomachia, Boethius

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199210718
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210718.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Henry Mayr-Harting, author
Emeritus Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of Oxford, and Emeritus Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford.