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The Ecclesiastical Lunar Calendar and Its Critics, 300–1100

C. Philipp E. Nothaft

in Scandalous Error: Calendar Reform and Calendrical Astronomy in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198799559
eISBN:
9780191839818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799559.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter begins with a succinct account of the development of lunar cycles for the purpose of Easter reckoning in late antiquity and the controversies these cycles generated up to the end of the ... More


Conflicting Visions of Community: The Legacy of Columbanus

Alexander O'Hara

in Jonas of Bobbio and the Legacy of Columbanus

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190858001
eISBN:
9780190858032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190858001.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter approaches Columbanus’s writings and monastic philosophy as a source for Jonas. Jonas remained silent on some issues that were important to Columbanus—calculating the date of Easter, ... More


Bede’s Temple as History

Conor O'Brien

in Bede’s Temple: An Image and its Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198747086
eISBN:
9780191809347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747086.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter examines the image of the temple as history in two senses. Firstly, it looks at Bede’s attitude to the material temple of the past, showing how this developed over time. In his early ... More


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