Michael I. Allen
Biography and Interests:
Michael I. Allen
I am currently studying the writings, library, and circle of Lupus of Ferrières. A selection of ca. 130 documents survives in an original manuscript (Paris, lat. 2858) compiled from Lupus's archives shortly after his death (after June 862). The letters are a key source for the history of books, libraries, and the movement of scholars and learning in the ninth century. We can tell a great deal about Lupus and his activities. He was, for instance, a key vector in the transmission of Cicero's works. I am finishing a fresh edition, commentary, and translation of Lupus's letters and related documents, where I relate the letters to events, recovered persons, and extant manuscripts or indirect evidence of them.
Lupus's letter-book in facsimile: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b10318625w
- Eriugena and Creation. Ed. W. Otten and M. I. Allen. Turnhout: Brepols, (in press, 2014).
- Frechulfi Lexouiensis episcopi Opera omnia. Ed. Michael I. Allen. 2 vols. (1. Prolegomena – Indices; 2. Textus). Corpus Christianorum, Continuatio Mediaeualis 169, 169A. Turnhout: Brepols, 2002.
- Translation of Pierre Riché. The Carolingians: A Family Who Forged Europe. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993.
- “Aus Einhards Lebensabend und Consolatio Philosophiae III: ein Seligenstadter Boethius-Fragment mit lateinischen und althochdeutschen Glossen,” Archiv für Mittelrheinische Kirchengeschichte 66 (forthcoming, 2014).
- “Poems by Lupus, written by Heiric: an endpaper for Édouard Jeauneau (Paris, BnF, lat. 7496, fol. 249v),” in Eriugena and Creation, ed. W. Otten and M. I. Allen (Turnhout, [in press] 2014), 105–136.
- “Bern, Burgerbibliothek 250,” entry in the exhibition catalogue Karl der Große. Orte der Macht (Aachen, [in press] 2014).
- “Frechulf of Lisieux,” in Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, ed. K. Pollmann and W. Otten (OUP: Oxford, 2013), vol. 2, 1010–11.
- “Lupus of Ferrières,” in Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, ed. K. Pollmann and W. Otten (OUP: Oxford, 2013), vol. 2 pp. 1039–41.
- “Lupus, or The Wolf in the Library: New Commentary, Edition, and Translation of Lupus of Ferrières, Epistola 1,” in Studies on Medieval Empathies, ed. K. F. Morrison and R. M. Bell (Turnhout, 2013), 141–16.
- H. Eisenhut, Die Glossen Ekkeharts IV. von St. Gallen im Codex Sangallensis 621 (= Monasterium Sancti Galli, Bd. 4), St. Gallen: Verlag am Klosterhof 2009. In Journal of Medieval Latin 23 (2013): 346–53.
- Accelerated Introductory Latin
- Roman Historiography
- European Civilization
- Medieval Latin
- Study Abroad Program in Vienna
- Roman Oratory
- Greek Thought and Literature
- Latin Paleography