Liber de anima ad Odonem Bellovacensem

Ratramnus of Corbie
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Treatise written by the Carolingian scholar Ratramnus of Corbie at the request of Odo, bishop of Beauvais. Ratramnus argues against the idea uttered by the Irish master Macharius and his anonymous pupil that there is but one universal soul (anima universalis) rather than many individual ones.

Liber de anima ad Odonem Bellovacensem
or in short, De anima ad Odonem
Ratramnus of CorbieRatramnus of Corbie
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c. 865


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[ed.] Lambot, D. C. [ed.], Ratramnus of Corbie. Liber de anima ad Odonem Bellovacensem, Analecta Mediaevalia Namurcensia, 2, Namur, Lille, Leuven: Éditions Godenne, Libraire Giard, Nauwelaerts, 1952.

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Delhaye, P., Une controverse sur l’âme universelle au IXe siècle, Analecta Mediaevalia Namurcensia, 1, Lille: Nauwelaerts, 1950.
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