Ohashi, Masako






2015
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Ohashi, Masako, “The ‘real’ addressee(s) of Bede’s Letter to Wicthed”, in: Moran, Pádraic, and Immo Warntjes (eds), Early medieval Ireland and Europe: chronology, contacts, scholarship. A Festschrift for Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Studia Traditionis Theologiae 14, Turnhout: Brepols, 2015. 119–135.

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“The ‘real’ addressee(s) of Bede’s Letter to Wicthed”
Pages
119–135
Year
2015
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Abstract (cited)
Bede’s letter ‘On the vernal equinox, after Anatolius’ was written between AD 725 and 731. The letter is addressed to his friend Wicthed, but the study of both the letter and the Historia ecclesiastica implies that Bede had a different readership in his mind. It is argued in this article that the ‘real’ addressees were the Irish monks expelled from Pictland in AD 717, who had access to the letter of Abbot Ceolfrith, which included a problematic passage on the vernal equinox; this Bede tried to rectify in the Letter to Wicthed.
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Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England computistics letters (correspondence)
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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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WicthedWicthed
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Dennis Groenewegen