Charlemagne and Alcuin: Diplomatic Studies in Carolingian Epistolography

  title={Charlemagne and Alcuin: Diplomatic Studies in Carolingian Epistolography},
  author={L. Wallach},
Legislative documents from the rulers of Germanic states established in former Roman territories are frequently the work of men of Roman descent. Thus Leo of Narbonne was probably the main helper of the Visigothic King Euric, and the Gallo-Roman Syagrius, of the Burgundian Gundobad. The Ostrogoths had Roman jurists in their service; one of these wrote the Edictum Theoderici . Cassiodorus is the author not only of the Variae , a selection of documents composed by him as chancellor of Theoderic… Expand
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