Bede, The Reckoning of Time

Author: Saint Bede (the Venerable),Faith Wallis

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853236933

Category: History

Page: 479

View: 9941

From the patristic age until the Gregorian calendar reform of 1582, computus -- the science of time reckoning and art of calendar construction -- was a matter of intense concern. Bede's The Reckoning of Time (De temporum ratione) was the first comprehensive treatise on this subject and the model and reference for all subsequent teaching discussion and criticism of the Christian calendar. It is a systematic exposition of the Julian solar calendar and the Paschal table of Dionysius Exiguus, with their related formulae for calculating dates. But it is more than a technical handbook. Bede sets calendar lore within a broad scientific framework and a coherent Christian concept of time, and incorporates themes as diverse as the theory of tides and the doctrine of the millennium. This translation of the full text of The Reckoning of Time includes an extensive historical introduction and a chapter-by-chapter commentary. It will interest historians of medieval science, theology, and education, Bede scholars and Anglo-Saxonists, liturgists, and Church historians. It will also serve as an accessible introduction to computus itself. Generations of medieval computists nourished their expertise in Bede's orderly presentation; modern scholars in quest of safe passage through this complex terrain can hope for no better guide.
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Arthurian Writers

A Biographical Encyclopedia

Author: Laura C. Lambdin,Robert T. Lambdin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313346828

Category: History

Page: 401

View: 9660

Chronologically arranged entries on more than 30 writers from the Middle Ages to the present trace the pervasive influence of Arthurian legend on world literature.
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Der Albani-Psalter


Author: Jochen Bepler

Publisher: N.A


Category: St. Albans psalter

Page: 260

View: 2135

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The Ecclesiastical History of Evagrius Scholasticus

Author: Evagrius (Scholasticus),Michael Whitby

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853236054

Category: History

Page: 390

View: 6694

An annotated English translation of Evagrius' history of the Church from the start of the Nestorian controversy in AD 428 until the death of Evagrius' patron, Patriarch Gregory of Antioch, in 592. The introduction discusses Evagrius' perspective on the disputes that shaped the church and his portrayal of the Late Roman Eastern Empire.
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Avitus of Vienne

Author: Avit ((saint ;),Alcimus Ecdicius Avitus,Saint Avitus, Bishop of Vienne

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853235880

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 450

View: 1582

Alcimus Ecdicius Avitus, bishop of Vienne from c.494 to c.518, is known for his poetic works, but his Latin prose style has led to some neglect of his letters. This first complete translation of the letters into English gives access to an important source for the history of the Burgundian Kingdom in the early sixth century.
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John Trevisa and the English Polychronicon

Authority and Vernacular Translation in Late-medieval England

Author: Jane Ellen Louise Beal

Publisher: N.A



Page: 804

View: 5429

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Achievement and Reputation : Being Part of the Ford Lectures Delivered in Oxford in Hilary Term 1980

Author: Donald A. Bullough

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: 9789004128651

Category: Architecture

Page: 566

View: 1408

An intellectual biography of Alcuin, the most prominent Anglo-Saxon scholar at the court of Charlemagne. It examines his early years in Northumbria and his time at the Carolingian court, reassessing the chronology of Alcuin's career and writings, and the significance of his large output.
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Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 2005. Volume 36

Author: University of California. Center for medieval and renaissance studies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782503516295


Page: 624

View: 7858

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Innovation and Tradition in the Writings of the Venerable Bede

Author: Scott DeGregorio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933202099

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 2579

Works prior to this book focused on Bede as not only a European, but also as an English scholar, historian, scientist, or a biographer of saints, and have used a traditional approach towards his explanation of the Bible. Bede's interpretation of his work, its continuous progress, and the reasons behind his hurried appointment to an authority almost as high as the Church Fathers are all topics examined within the text. Essays are by Roger Ray, Faith Wallis, Calvin B. Kendall, George Hardin Brown, Scott DeGregorio, Arthur G. Holder, Lawrence T. Martin, Walter Goffart, and Joyce Hill.
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Old English Newsletter

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 9844

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Mein Kampf

Author: Adolf Hitler

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983638206


Page: 822

View: 6790

Published in the German language, this is the infamous Main Kampf, by Adolf Hitler.
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Revue d'histoire ecclésiastique

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Church history

Page: N.A

View: 9807

Each vol. includes an annual bibliography; 1915-20 consist of bibliography only.
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A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts

Volume I: The Heavens and The Earth

Author: Kerry Kuehn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493913603

Category: Science

Page: 396

View: 324

This book provides a chronological introduction to the sciences of astronomy and cosmology based on the reading and analysis of significant selections from classic texts, such as Ptolemy’s The Almagest, Kepler’s Epitome of Copernican Astronomy, Shapley’s Galaxies and Lemaître’s The Primeval Atom. Each chapter begins with a short introduction followed by a reading selection. Carefully crafted study questions draw out key points in the text and focus the reader’s attention on the author’s methods, analysis, and conclusions. Numerical and observational exercises at the end of each chapter test the reader’s ability to understand and apply key concepts from the text. The Heavens and the Earth is the first of four volumes in A Student’s Guide Through the Great Physics Texts. This book grew out of a four-semester undergraduate physics curriculum designed to encourage a critical and circumspect approach to natural science, while at the same time preparing students for advanced coursework in physics. This book is particularly suitable as a college-level textbook for students of the natural sciences, history or philosophy. It also serves as a textbook for advanced high-school students, or as a thematically-organized source-book for scholars and motivated lay-readers. In studying the classic scientific texts included herein, the reader will be drawn toward a lifetime of contemplation.
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The Art of Words

Bede and Theodulf

Author: Paul Meyvaert

Publisher: Variorum

ISBN: 9780754659778

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 7260

Medieval art is wordy; inscriptions and poems, commentaries and chronicles accompany and adorn it. Words matter and, in these studies Paul Meyvaert leads the reader through careful excavations of that place in medieval art and thought where images and words connect. Focussing on the Venerable Bede and Theodulf of Orleans, he asks, for example what physical objects Bede had in mind when writing about the paintings of his monastic churches, how one can unravel the meaning of the image of Ezra in the Codex Amiatinus, or how Theodulf's words explain what we see in celebrated Apse mosaic of Germigny-des-Prés.
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Word, Image, Number

Comunication in the Middle Ages

Author: John J. Contreni,Santa Casciani

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 457

View: 8470

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The North in the Old English Orosius

A Geographical Narrative in Context

Author: Irmeli Valtonen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: 672

View: 3691

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Der Ursprung der Familie, des Privateigentums und des Staats

Author: Friedrich Engels

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954550598

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 7493

Mit seiner 1892 in der endgültigen Fassung veröffentlichten Schrift zur Entwicklungsgeschichte der menschlichen Gesellschaft gilt Friedrich Engels als unmittelbarer Vorläufer der modernen Wirtschafts- und Staatssoziologie. Zunächst betrachtet der Autor die schrittweise Entwicklung von der barbarischen Urgesellschaft bis zur Durchsetzung der Zivilisation in Gestalt des römischen Reichs. In einem zweiten Schritt parallelisiert Engels diesen Prozess dann mit der Entstehung der verschiedenen Familienformen und der daraus hervorgehenden Vorstellung des Privateigentums.
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Time and Eternity

The Medieval Discourse

Author: Gerhard Jaritz,Gerson Moreno-Riaño

Publisher: Brepols Pub


Category: History

Page: 535

View: 2251

This volume is composed of selected papers from the main strand, 'Time and Eternity', at the seventh International Medieval Congress held in July 2000 at Leeds. It attests to the fact that the medieval experience of time and eternity was rich and complex, and that its investigation is open to various approaches and methods. Time and (the possibility of impossibility of) its beginning and its end were frontiers to be explored and to be understood. To make the reader more familiar with the field of study, the volume begins with Wesley Stevens's plenary address 'A Present Sense of Things Past: Quid est enim tempus?', a stimulating introduction not only with regard to some of the basic problems in conceptualizing the nature of time but also to the dating of historical events and the use of calendars for that purpose. Following Stevens's essay, the volume is organised into seven broader themes covering a variety of questions and trying to offer new insights into the medieval perception and constructions of time. They deal with the computation or time and the use of calendars; Jewish concepts of time and redemption; Christian philosophies of eternity and time; monastic and clerical conceptions; literary representations; time and art; and apocalyptic expectations. The volume's selection of authors is international in scope and represents some of the leading current scholarship in the field. It proves that we still 'thirst to know the power and the nature of time' (St Augustine).
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Studies in English literature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 5980

Posted in English literature