Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

An Annotated Bibliography of Printed and Online Primary Sources for the Middle Ages

Source Details

Halm, Karl, ed.; Graham, Angus, ed., Alcuin’s De Rhetorica (Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies) Read this source online

Text name(s): De Rhetorica

Number of pages of primary source text: 0


Dates: 750 - 804

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Original Language(s): 

  • Greek
  • Latin


  • Original language included.

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Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • Europe
  • France


Record Types: 

  • Treatise - Instruction/Advice

Subject Headings: 

  • Education / Universities
  • Carolingians
  • Philosophy / Theology



Alcuin was a renowned scholar and teacher who lived at Charlemagne’s court and contributed to the Carolingian renaissance. De Rhetorica is one of the educational texts he wrote for his students, among them Charlemagne’s sons. A transcription of De Rhetorica can be downloaded from Angus Graham’s website.

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Cataloger: MK