Peter de Rivo on Chronology and the Calendar

Edited by Matthew S. Champion, Serena Masolini, and C. Philipp E. Nothaft

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Critical edition of previously unpublished works by a key philosopher of the fifteenth-century Low Countries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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Format: Text edition - hardback

Size: 234 × 156 mm

300 pages

ISBN: 9789462702448

Publication: November 30, 2020

Series: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy - Series 1 57.1

Languages: English

C. Philipp E. Nothaft is postdoctoral research fellow at All Souls College, Oxford.
Matthew S. Champion is senior research fellow at the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University.
Serena Masolini is postdoctoral researcher at the De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, KU Leuven.