Bede, the Schools, and the Computus

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Considers the place of the Venerable Bede (c637-735) in the Anglo-Saxon schools of his time and his relation to and impact on the tables and methods for computing Easter and other religious feasts. Among the topics are the Byrhtferth glosses, Bede's commentary on Genesis, and a legend of St. Pachomius. The nine articles were first published 1932-76. Also includes Jones's 1937 volume Bedae Pseudepigrapha with its own indices. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780860784135
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/1994
  • Series: Collected Studies Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 5.91 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

I The Byrhtferth glosses
II Bede and Vegetius
III Bede as early medieval historian
IV Some introductory remarks on Bede's Commentary on Genesis
V Bede's place in medieval schools
VI Polemius Silvius, Bede and the names of the months
VII A legend of St Pachomius
VIII The Victorian and Dionysiac Paschal Tables in the West
IX Two Easter Tables
X The 'lost' Sirmond manuscript of Bede's computus
Bedae Pseudepigrapha (with indices)
Codices manuscripti
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