Dating the Passion: The Life of Jesus and the Emergence of Scientific Chronology (200–1600)
Drawing on computistical and astronomical sources from late antiquity to the Renaissance, this book demonstrates how pre-modern Christian attempts to determine the principal dates of the life of Jesus played an essential role in the development of historical chronology.
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Chapter One From Astronomy to the Crucifixion and Back
Chapter Two The Origins of Computistical Chronography
Chapter Three The Crisis of Computistical Chronography in the Early Middle Ages
Chapter Four All Coherence Restored? The Age of the Critical Computists
Chronology and the TwelfthCentury Renaissance
Roger Bacon and his Successors
Catholic Chronologers and the Date of the Passion in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
Chapter Eight The Life of Jesus and the Emergence of Scientific Chronology
Appendix Prominent Attempts to Date Christs Birth and Death 2001600
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