Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Der Computus Gerlandi. Edition, Ubersetzung Und Erläuterungen

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Der Computus Gerlandi. Edition, Ubersetzung Und Erläuterungen

Article excerpt

Der Computus Gerlandi. Edition, Übersetzung und Erläuterungen, ed. Alfred Lohr, Sudhoffs Archiv: Beiheft 61 (Stuttgart: Steiner, 2013). 493 pp. ISBN 978-3-515-10468-5. euro74.00. The Computus Gerlandi is a hitherto unpublished Latin treatise on the calendar in two books, plausibly dated by the editor to the second half of the eleventh century and attributed to a certain (Magister or Domnus) Gerland, so named in almost all the thirtyseven manuscripts, the majority of which were copied in northern Europe or England during the long twelfth century. The author would appear to have been a schoolmaster, and later writers who cite his work state that he was a native of Lorraine. The principal sources of book one, which is a treatise on calendrical computation and astronomy in thirty-six chapters beginning with a revised version of the Dionysian Paschal calendar, are Bede, De temporum ratione, and Helperic of Auxerre, Uber de computo. The second book, which consists of seventeen chapters (with someprosimetrd), is more specialized, being devoted to the orbit of the moon and the calculation of lunar months. The volume consists of a short introduction, principally devoted to the manuscripts, a critical edition of the text with an extensive (and not always sufficiently discriminating) critical apparatus (pp. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.