ICS publishes Luitpold Wallach's edition of Alcuin's LIbri Carolini

We are very proud to announce the publication of Luitpold Wallach's critical edition of the Libri Carolini  as a special issue of Illinois Classical Studies (Vol.42.2 Fall 2017). Luitpold Wallach served as a faculty member in the Department of Classics at the University of Illinois from 1967-1978.  Barbara Wallach and Antony Augoustakis co-edited his unfinished edition of the first two books of the Alcuin's Libri Carolini, a protest from the Frankish kingdom of Charlemagne to the Seventh Ecumenical Council of Nicaea of 787.  As they explain in the preface: "Charlemagne and his court oppose the worship of icons as idolatry, and the rift between the two parts of the empire, East and West, begins to become irreparable afterwards."

Barbara Wallach

Barbara Wallach with Luitpold Wallach's (now completed) edition of Alcuin's Libri Carolini