Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Scandalous ErrorCalendar Reform and Calendrical Astronomy in Medieval Europe$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

C. Philipp E. Nothaft

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198799559

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198799559.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use.date: 05 July 2022

Church Councils and the Question of Easter in the Fifteenth Century

Church Councils and the Question of Easter in the Fifteenth Century

Chapter:
(p.235) 7 Church Councils and the Question of Easter in the Fifteenth Century
Source:
Scandalous Error
Author(s):

C. Philipp E. Nothaft

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198799559.003.0008

This chapter begins with an account of the calendar-reform initiative spearheaded in 1411–17 by Cardinal Pierre d’Ailly at the Councils of Rome and Constance, followed by an in-depth look at the repeated efforts towards a new calendrical legislation made at the Council of Basel in the years 1434–40, which saw the matter debated by a specially created commission or task force. The final part continues the story into the second half of the fifteenth century, highlighting in particular the role of print technology in the dissemination of calendrical and astronomical knowledge. Special attention is given to the activities of the astronomer Johannes Regiomontanus, whose premature death in 1476 prevented him from assisting Pope Sixtus IV in preparing a reform of the ecclesiastical calendar.

Keywords:   calendar reform, medieval astronomy, Council of Constance, Council of Basel, Pierre d’Ailly, Johannes Regiomontanus, Nicholas of Cusa, Hermann Zoest, Pedro de Osma

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .