Adam the Premonstrant, or Scotus

Adam The Premonstrant, Or Scotus, a historian of the 12th century, was born in Scotland, and educated in the Monastery Of Lindisfarne; from whence he went to Paris, and became a member of the Sorbonne. He became in 1158 a regular canon of St. Augustine, of the Order of Premonstratensians; and upon .his return to his native country was a monk, first at Melrose and lastly a tDurham. He is also said to have been bishop of Withem. He died in 1180. His writings are, Commentarius in Regulam D. Augustini - Tractatus de Triplici Tabernaculo Moysis: —Liber de Tniplici Genere Contemplationis :- Sermones XL VII (Antw. 1659, fol.), before which there had been published (at Paris, 1518), some Treatises, and fourteen Sermons on the Order and Habit of the Premonstratensians of Paris. Oudinus, of the same order, states that he had seen fifty-three Sermons by Adam Scotus, and A Soliloquy concerning the Soul, in MS., in the library of the Celestines of Mantes. See Cave, Hist. Lit. ii, 235,12; Dupin, Bibl. des Antiq. Eccles. (English transl. Dublin, 1723), ii, 368; Landon, Eccles. Hist. S. v.

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