Bede, The Reckoning of Time

Author: Saint Bede (the Venerable),Faith Wallis

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853236933

Category: History

Page: 479

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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.

Arthurian Writers

A Biographical Encyclopedia

Author: Laura C. Lambdin,Robert T. Lambdin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313346828

Category: History

Page: 401

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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.

The Ecclesiastical History of Evagrius Scholasticus

Author: Evagrius (Scholasticus),Michael Whitby

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853236054

Category: History

Page: 390

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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.

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

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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.

The Chronicle of Pseudo-Joshua the Stylite

Author: Joshua (the Stylite.),J. W. Watt,Frank R. Trombley

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853235859

Category: History

Page: 170

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This is a Syriac text written, in all probability, by an inhabitant of Edessa almost immediately after the conclusion of the war between Rome and Persia in 502�6506 AD. Although that conflict is treated in other ancient texts, none of them can match "Joshua" in his wealth of detail, his familiarity with the region where the hostilities occurred, and his proximity in time to the events. The Chronicle also vividly describes the famine and plague that swept through Edessa in the years immediately before the war. The work is a document of great importance for both the social and military history of late antiquity, remarkable for the information it provides on Roman and Persian empires alike.

Alcuin

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

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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.

Viator

Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 2005. Volume 36

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782503516295

Category:

Page: 624

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Bede

On the Nature of Things and on Times

Author: Saint Bede (the Venerable),Calvin B. Kendall,Faith Wallis

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 184631495X

Category: History

Page: 222

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The Venerable Bede composed On the Nature of Things and On Times at the outset of his career in AD 703, shaping a mass of difficult and sometimes dangerous material on the mathematical and physical basis of time into a lucid and well-organized account that laid the framework for much of Carolingian and Scholastic scientific thought. (Barnes and Noble)

Innovation and Tradition in the Writings of the Venerable Bede

Author: Scott DeGregorio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933202099

Category: History

Page: 287

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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.

Bede : a Biblical Miscellany

Author: Beda (Venerabilis),Beda el Venerable (Santo, (),Bede Venerabilis Staff

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853236832

Category: History

Page: 201

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This volume contains six of Bede's shorter biblical writings, most of which appear here in translation for the first time – On Tobias, On the Resting Places, Thirty Questions on the Book of Kings, On Eight Questions, On the Holy Places and the letter On What Isaiah Says. Taken together, they reveal his amazing versatility as a biblical exegete.

Cassiodorus

Institutions of Divine and Secular Learning and On the Soul

Author: Senator Cassiodorus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 315

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As a minister of the Ostrogothic regime in the time of Theoderic, Cassiodorus had as brilliant a political career as any Roman of the late empire. Around 538 CE he published a collection of his state letters under the title of Variae (TTH 12), and disappeared from the public record. Half a century later, dying at his country estate in Calabria, he left behind the exemplars for another world of texts: that of the Christian universe of Scripture, now encompassing the Seven Liberal Arts. The grand plan of this new dispensation is contained in the two books of his Institutions of Divine and Secular Learning, a work which would be excerpted and copied in monasteries throughout the Latin Middle Ages. The Institutions appears here in the first new English translation in more than fifty years. The treatise On the Soul, which was originally published as the thirteenth book of the Variae, is included as an appendix. For a long while mistakenly revered as a savior of classical civilization, in recent times more often dismissed as an anachronism, Cassiodorus emerges from this edition of the Institutions as an exceptional but nonetheless representative exponent of the learned Christian culture of later Latin Antiquity. The work will be of interest to historians of the late Roman empire and the early Christian church, medievalists, and students of the classical tradition.

Building Anglo-Saxon England

Author: John Blair

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889901

Category: History

Page: 488

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A radical rethinking of the Anglo-Saxon world that draws on the latest archaeological discoveries This beautifully illustrated book draws on the latest archaeological discoveries to present a radical reappraisal of the Anglo-Saxon built environment and its inhabitants. John Blair, one of the world's leading experts on this transformative era in England's early history, explains the origins of towns, manor houses, and castles in a completely new way, and sheds new light on the important functions of buildings and settlements in shaping people's lives during the age of the Venerable Bede and King Alfred. Building Anglo-Saxon England demonstrates how hundreds of recent excavations enable us to grasp for the first time how regionally diverse the built environment of the Anglo-Saxons truly was. Blair identifies a zone of eastern England with access to the North Sea whose economy, prosperity, and timber buildings had more in common with the Low Countries and Scandinavia than the rest of England. The origins of villages and their field systems emerge with a new clarity, as does the royal administrative organization of the kingdom of Mercia, which dominated central England for two centuries. Featuring a wealth of color illustrations throughout, Building Anglo-Saxon England explores how the natural landscape was modified to accommodate human activity, and how many settlements--secular and religious—were laid out with geometrical precision by specialist surveyors. The book also shows how the Anglo-Saxon love of elegant and intricate decoration is reflected in the construction of the living environment, which in some ways was more sophisticated than it would become after the Norman Conquest.

Conquerors and Chroniclers of Early Medieval Spain

Author: Kenneth Baxter Wolf

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853235545

Category: History

Page: 205

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From the perspective of the Hispano-Romans, the Visigoths who invaded Spain in the mid-fifth century were heretical barbarians. But Leovigild’s military success and Reccared’s conversion to Catholic Christianity led to more positive assessments of the Gothic role in Iberian history. John of Biclaro (c.590) and Isidore of Seville (c.625) authored histories that projected the Gothic achievements back on to their uncertain beginnings, transforming them from antagonists of the Roman Empire to protagonists of a new, independent Chistianity in Spain. "... undoubtedly ... convenient for those who would teach and study early medieval Spanish history..."—Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Bede

On the Temple

Author: Saint Bede (the Venerable),Seán Connolly,Jennifer O'Reilly

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853230496

Category: Religion

Page: 142

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Bede's aim in De Templo is stated in Chapter I: "That the building of the tabernacle and the temple signifies one and the same Church of Christ". For anyone with an interest in mysticism or merely desiring spiritual nourishment, the reading of De Templo should prove a sublime experience and its own reward. This classic in Latin by an English saint is here made available in English for the first time since it was written nearly 1300 years ago.

History of the Franks

Author: Gregory Bishop of Tours,Saint Gregory (Bishop of Tours)

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 284

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Written in the 6th century by Gregory, the Bishop of Tours, "Historia Francorum," translated as History of the Franks, is a ten volume work that recounts the world's history from creation, focusing on the movement of Christianity into Gaul, an ancient region corresponding to modern France, Belgium, the south Netherlands, Southwest Germany, and northern Italy.