Mac Carron, Máirín





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Mac Carron, Máirín, “Bede, Irish computistica and annus Mundi”, Early Medieval Europe 23:3 (August, 2015): 290–307.

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“Bede, Irish computistica and annus Mundi
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Volume
23
Pages
290–307
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Abstract (cited)
Bede’s decision to diverge from the mainstream chronological tradition, based on the Septuagint, in favour of the Vulgate for chronology has generally been explained by his concerns about contemporary apocalypticism. This essay will argue that Bede’s choice of Annus Mundi was also greatly influenced by Irish computistica. These texts incorporate a chronological framework – influenced by Victorius of Aquitaine’s Easter Table – that was implicitly and explicitly apocalyptic and provided a date for the Passion that Bede objected to. Bede was greatly indebted to Irish computistica but adopting the Vulgate Annus Mundi allowed him to assert his own views on chronology.
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Subjects and topics
Headings
Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England
History, society and culture
Agents
BedeBede (d. 735) – English monk at Monkwearmouth-Jarrow; author of the Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum and works on various religious and theological subjects.
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Other subjects
computistics anno mundi dating
Keywords
computus
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen