Manuscripts

Anonymous scribe/annotator whose Irish hand is detected in a number of continental manuscripts of Eriugena’s works. Since a study by E. K. Rand, the hand is usually designatedl i¹, distinguishing it from that of a fellow scribe, which is designated i². T. A. M. Bishop, Edouard Jeauneau and Bernhard Bischoff identified it as the hand of Eriugena himself, but others have argued that he was probably one of his assistants.

Anonymous scribe/annotator whose Irish hand is detected in a number of continental manuscripts of Eriugena’s works and who was probably an assistant of Eriugena. Since a study by E. K. Rand, the hand is usually designatedl i², distinguishing it from that of a fellow scribe, which is designated i¹. Because he is known to have written annotations beg. Nisi forte quis dixerit to some of Eriugena’s bolder statements, modern scholars have nicknamed him Nisifortinus.





John Scottus Eriugena (fl 9th century)
Irish scholar and theologian who had been active as a teacher at the palace school of Charles the Bald.



Irish scribe, who founded the Irish monastic community at Regensburg (Ratisbon) in Bavaria, the first of the Schottenklöster to be founded in southern Germany.

Martin of Laon (819–875)
Irish scholar and teacher at the cathedral school at Laon.