Peter de Rivo on Chronology and the Calendar

Matthew S. Champion (Editor), Serena Masolini (Editor), C. Philipp E. Nothaft (Editor),

Series: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy - Series 1 57.1

Category: Philosophy

Language: English

ISBN: 9789462702448

Publication date: October 14, 2020

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Series: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy - Series 1 57.1

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DOI: 10.11116/9789461663474

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Critical edition of previously unpublished works by a key philosopher of the fifteenth-century Low Countries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

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Introduction Chapter 1. Peter de Rivo: A University Professor in Fifteenth-Century Leuven
Chapter 2. The Chronology of Christ’s Life in Peter de Rivo’s Dyalogus de temporibus Christi 1. Background and Sources 2. Peter’s Argument
Chapter 3. Peter de Rivo’s Debate with Paul of Middelburg 1. An Offensive Apology 2. Peter’s Return to Chronology 3. The Clash of 1492 4. The Aftermath 5. Appendix: Texts Relating to Paul of Middelburg in MS Paris, Bibliothèque Mazarine, 300
Chapter 4. Peter de Rivo on Reforming the Ecclesiastical Calendar
Chapter 5. Peter de Rivo’s Dyalogus de temporibus Christi and Reformacio: Manuscripts, Communities, and Reading 1. Notes on the Codices 2. St Martin’s, Leuven 3. The Priory of Bethleem, Herent 4. Reading in the Reformed Religious Houses of the Southern Low Countries 5. Circulation of Texts 6. A Seventeenth-Century Coda
The CodicesPrinciples of Edition
Dyalogus de temporibus Christi Prologus Tractatus 1: <Controversie que sunt circa tempora Christi> Tractatus 2: <De ciclis> Tractatus 3: <Solutiones dictarum controversiarum> Summarium dyalogi Appendix
Reformacio kalendarii Romani Appendix
NotesBibliographyIndex

Matthew S. Champion

Matthew S. Champion is senior research fellow at the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University.

Serena Masolini

Serena Masolini is postdoctoral researcher at the De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, KU Leuven.

C. Philipp E. Nothaft

C. Philipp E. Nothaft is senior fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies.

Auf den Editionstext folgen wenige Kommentarnotizen zu einzelnen Textstellen. Das Werk schließt mit einer vierteiligen Bibliographie (Hss., Drucke vor 1700, Texteditionen, Sekundärliteratur), einem Quellenindex und einem allgemeinen Index, der sich auf historische Orts- und Personennamen sowie wenige einschlägige Begriffe beschränkt. Die Einführung ist spannend geschrieben und bietet wichtige Einblicke, zum Einen in das Kernthema der christlichen Chronologie, die Datierung der Passion, ganz im Sinne der Studien Peters de Rivo, und zum Anderen in die universitäre Streitkultur des ausgehenden MA.
Martin Hellmann, Deutschen Archiv 78-2 (2022)

Petrus de Rivo (ca 1420-1499) fut professeur de rhétorique et de théologie à l’Université de Louvain dans la seconde moitié du 15e s. Sa carrière académique a été marquée par ce qu’on appelle « la Querelle des futurs contingents », une controverse sur la théorie d’Aristote que les propositions annonçant un événement futur ne sont ni vraies ni fausses. Il s’intéressait toutefois aussi à la chronologie et au calendrier, ainsi que le prouvent deux ouvrages imprimés et deux ouvrages manuscrits. En 1489 et en 1492 il a publié notamment deux incunables à Louvain dans le cadre d’une controverse avec Paul de Middelburg sur la chronologie de la Passion du Christ : Opus responsivam ad epistolam apologeticam M. Pauli de Middelburgo de anno, die et feria dominicae passionis (Louvain, (1489)), et Tercius tractatus de anno, die et feria dominicae passionis atque resurrectionis (Louvain, 1492). Les deux ouvrages manuscrits, qui ne sont connus que par des manuscrits uniques, sont édités ici pour la première fois. - Georges Declercq, Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique (vol. 118, 2023/1-2)

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