Bede: The Reckoning of Time download free [PDF and Ebook] by Faith Wallis

Bede: The Reckoning of Time download free [PDF and Ebook] by Faith Wallis year 1999
  • Book name: Bede: The Reckoning of Time
  • Author: Faith Wallis
  • Release date: 1999/10/1
  • Publisher: LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780853236931
  • Rating: 8.23 of 10
  • Votes: 612
  • Review by: Ayla Cotton
  • Review rating: 8.93 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/25
  • Total pages: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 41 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: From the patristic age until the Gregorian calendar reform of 1582, computus - the science of time reckoning and art of calendar construction - was a subject of intense concern to medieval people. 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. The Reckoning of Time 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 threat of chiliasm. This translation of the full text includes an extensive historical introduction and a chapter-by-chapter commentary. The Reckoning of Time also serves as an accessible introduction to the computus itself.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H49M3S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Christian Theology, Medieval History, Time (chronology), Time Systems & Standards
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 40.74 USD
  • Dimensions: 156x234x31.75mm
  • Weight: 748.43g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Liverpool, United Kingdom
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