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Scandalous error : calendar reform and calendrical astronomy in medieval Europe

Author: C Philipp E Nothaft
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
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The first comprehensive study on the history of calendar reform and calendrical astronomy in medieval Europe, this volume draws on a range of sources over a period of more than 1600 years, from the Julian calendar of 46/45 BC to the Gregorian calendar reform of 1582, to shed new light on the place of astronomy in medieval intellectual culture.
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NOTHAFT, C. PHILIPP E.
SCANDALOUS ERROR.
[Place of publication not identified] : OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2018
(OCoLC)1001269025
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C Philipp E Nothaft
ISBN: 9780191839818 0191839817 9780192520180 0192520180
OCLC Number: 1022945273
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Scandalous Error: Calendar Reform and Calendrical Astronomy in Medieval Europe; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1: The Julian Calendar and the Problem of the Equinoxes in the Early Middle Ages; 1.1. MACROBIUS ON THE HISTORY OF THE ROMAN CALENDAR; 1.2. CALENDRICAL IDEAL AND ASTRONOMICAL REALITY; 1.3. CAESAR'S REFORM IN IRISH MONASTERIES; 1.4. MEDIEVAL CALENDARS AND CONFLICTING EQUINOXES; 1.5. NEW IMPULSES: ASTROLABES AND 'MODERN' DATES 2: The Ecclesiastical Lunar Calendar and Its Critics, 300-1100; 2.1. EASTER: CYCLES AND CONTROVERSIES; 2.2. THE EMERGENCE OF AN ECCLESIASTICAL LUNAR CALENDAR; 2.3. TOWARDS A COMPUTUS NATURALIS; 3: Calendrical Astronomy in the Twelfth Century; 3.1. WALCHER OF MALVERN AND THE TIPPING POINT OF LATIN ASTRONOMY; 3.2. ARABS, HEBREWS, AND LATINS IN CALENDRICAL CONFRONTATION; 3.3. THE VAGARIES OF THE SOLAR YEAR; 3.4. ROGER OF HEREFORD'S SYNTHESIS; 4: The Consolidation of a Calendar-Reform Debate in the Thirteenth Century; 4.1. 'VULGAR COMPUTUS' AND THE ERROR OF THE JULIAN CALENDAR 4.2. 'PHILOSOPHICAL COMPUTUS' AND THE SCIENCE OF THE ARABS; 4.3. FRANCISCANS, THE POPE, AND THE HEBREW CALENDAR; 5: Astronomers and the Calendar, 1290-1500; 5.1. 'ENHANCED' CALENDARS IN LATE MEDIEVAL EUROPE; 5.2. LATIN ASTRONOMY IN TRANSITION (c.1292-1317); 5.3. THE ALFONSINE TURN; 5.4. ALFONSINE WORRIES; 6: The Papal Reform Project of 1344/5 and Its Protagonists; 6.1. JEAN DES MURS AND CLEMENT VI'S INITIATIVE; 6.2. A RADICAL PROPOSAL; 6.3. INTERLUDE IN CONSTANTINOPLE; 6.4. A LETTER FOR THE POPE; 7: Church Councils and the Question of Easter in the Fifteenth Century 7.1. PIERRE D'AILLY AND THE VIA CONCILII7.2. ACCOMPLISHMENT AND FAILURE AT THE COUNCIL OF BASEL; 7.3. CALENDRICAL ASTRONOMY AND THE PRINTING-PRESS IN THE LATER FIFTEENTH CENTURY; 8: The Harvest of Medieval Calendar Reform; References; Index
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