Peter de Rivo on Chronology and the Calendar

EAN:  9789462702448
Publicatiedatum:   22-10-2020
Uitvoering:  Hardback
Taal:  Engels
Bladzijden:  300

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Peter de Rivo (c.1420–1499), a renowned philosopher active at the University of Leuven, is today mostly remembered for his controversial role in the quarrel over future contingents (1465–1475). Much less known are his contributions to historical chronology, in particular his attempts to determine the dates of Christ’s birth and death. In 1471, Peter made an original contribution to this long-standing discussion with his Dyalogus de temporibus Christi, which reconciles conflicting views by rewriting the history of the Jewish and Christian calendars. Later in his career, Peter tackled the issue of calendar reform in his Reformacio kalendarii Romani (1488) and engaged in a heated debate with Paul of Middelburg on the chronology of Christ. This book edits the Dyalogus and Reformacio and sets out their context and transmission in an extensive historical introduction.

Critical edition of previously unpublished works by a key philosopher of the fifteenth-century Low Countries

C. Philipp E. Nothaft is a postdoctoral research fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. Matthew S. Champion is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University. Serena Masolini is a postdoctoral researcher at the De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, KU Leuven.

Peter de Rivo (c.1420–1499), a renowned philosopher active at the University of Leuven, is today mostly remembered for his controversial role in the quarrel over future contingents (1465–1475). Much less known are his contributions to historical chronology, in particular his attempts to determine the dates of Christ’s birth and death. In 1471, Peter made an original contribution to this long-standing discussion with his Dyalogus de temporibus Christi, which reconciles conflicting views by rewriting the history of the Jewish and Christian calendars. Later in his career, Peter tackled the issue of calendar reform in his Reformacio kalendarii Romani (1488) and engaged in a heated debate with Paul of Middelburg on the chronology of Christ. This book edits the Dyalogus and Reformacio and sets out their context and transmission in an extensive historical introduction.

    EAN: 9789462702448
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    Uitgever: Universitaire Pers Leuven
    Publicatiedatum:   22-10-2020
    Uitvoering: Hardback
    Taal: Engels
    Hoogte: 165 mm
    Breedte: 243 mm
    Dikte: 24 mm
    Gewicht: 582 gr
    Voorraad: Leverbaar bij Centraal Boekhuis
    Bladzijden: 300
    Reeks:   Ancient and Medieval Philosophy - Series 1
    Trefwoorden:   calendar reform;chronology;fifteenth-century low countries;history of scholarship;life of jesus;paul of middelburg;peter de rivo;university of leuven