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Author Nothaft, C. Philipp E
Title Dating the Passion : The Life of Jesus and the Emergence of Scientific Chronology (200-1600)
Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2011
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (329 pages)
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Series Time, Astronomy, and Calendars Ser
Time, Astronomy, and Calendars Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Chapter One From Astronomy to the Crucifixion and Back -- Chapter Two The Origins of Computistical Chronography -- 1. The Beginnings -- 2. Julius Africanus, Annianus, and the Alexandrian 19-year Cycle -- 3. The Chronicon Paschale and the Byzantine World Era -- Chapter Three The Crisis of Computistical Chronography in the Early Middle Ages -- 1. The Passion Date in the Latin West and the Era of Dionysius Exiguus -- 2. The Venerable Bede -- 3. Carolingian Reactions: The 'Seven-Book-Computus' and the Chronicle of Claudius of Turin -- Chapter Four All Coherence Restored? The Age of the Critical Computists -- Chapter Five New Foundations: Chronology and the Twelfth-Century Renaissance -- 1. The Roots of Reform: From the 'Computus Naturalis' to the Jewish Calendar -- 2. Reinher of Paderborn -- 3. The 'Compotus Constabularii' -- Chapter Six A Science of Time: Roger Bacon and his Successors -- 1. Bacon, the Calendar, and the Passion of Christ -- 2. Astronomy to the Rescue: Biblical Chronology and Ptolemy's Eclipses -- 3. Past and Future Connected: Bacon and Abū Maʿshar -- 4. Wrestling with Tradition: The Jewish Calendar and the Date of the Passion -- 5. Coda: Bacon's Successors -- Chapter Seven Time for Controversy: Catholic Chronologers and the Date of the Passion in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries -- 1. A "Presumptuous and Arrogant" Idea: The 'Defensorium' of Alfonso Tostado (1443) -- 2. Jesus and the Deḥiyyot: Paul of Burgos's 'Additio' to Matthew 26 -- 3. Night Visions: The Strange Case of Paul of Middelburg -- 4. 'Clever Jean' and his Successors: The Continuation of Debate in Sixteenth-Century Italy -- Chapter Eight The Life of Jesus and the Emergence of Scientific Chronology -- Appendix Prominent Attempts to Date Christ's Birth and Death (200-1600) -- Bibliography
Index of Biblical References -- Index of Names
Drawing on computistical and astronomical sources from late antiquity to the Renaissance, this book demonstrates how pre-modern Christian attempts to determine the principal dates of the life of Jesus played an essential role in the development of historical chronology
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Nothaft, C. Philipp E. Dating the Passion : The Life of Jesus and the Emergence of Scientific Chronology (200-1600) Leiden : BRILL,c2011 9789004212190
Subject Chronology - Historiography
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