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Church and Cosmos in Early Ottonian GermanyThe View from Cologne$
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Henry Mayr-Harting

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199210718

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210718.001.0001

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Methods of This Study

Methods of This Study

(p.64) 2 Methods of This Study
Church and Cosmos in Early Ottonian Germany

Henry Mayr‐Harting

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the methodology used in the book. The book is based on the study of 10th-century marginalia and glosses in manuscripts which were at Cologne around the time of Bruno and Ruotger. These marginal annotations, showing how and with what interests such texts as Pope Gregory the Great's Letters, Prudentius' Psychomachia, Boethius' Arithmetic, and Martianus Capella's De Nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii were read at Ottonian Cologne, provide an understanding of some aspects of its thought-world. By comparing the annotations at Cologne with annotations of the same works elsewhere, this book seeks to form an idea of how typical or distinctive the thought-world of Cologne was. The history of the Cologne manuscript collection is also presented.

Keywords:   Bruno, Ruotger, Cologne, methodology, Pope Gregory the Great, Psychomachia, Arithmetic, Martianus Capella

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