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dc.contributor.authorPalmer, James T.
dc.identifier.citationPalmer , J T 2018 , ' The adoption of the Dionysian Easter in the Frankish kingdoms (c. 670-c. 800) ' , Peritia , vol. 28 , pp. 135-154 .
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dc.description.abstractThis paper argues that the transition from the Merovingian to the Carolingian world involved important changes in the way that Frankish communities reckoned and coordinated calendars. It analyses evidence for the spread of Easter tables, treatises, annals and other sources to demonstrate that the paschal work of Dionysius Exiguus spread from Insular-influenced centres in the north of the Frankish kingdoms rather than from the south. It finds that the process was neither as chaotic nor as politically coordinated as recently argued by Borst. Instead, it highlights the organic spread of texts and tables in the context of the foundation of new monastic centres.
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dc.subjectEaster tablesen
dc.subjectDionysius Exiguusen
dc.subjectVictorius of Aquitaineen
dc.subjectMerovingian Gaulen
dc.subjectPippin IIen
dc.subjectCharles Martelen
dc.subjectPippin IIIen
dc.subjectSt Willibrorden
dc.subjectSt Bonifaceen
dc.subjectGregory of Toursen
dc.subjectIsidore of Sevilleen
dc.subjectD111 Medieval Historyen
dc.titleThe adoption of the Dionysian Easter in the Frankish kingdoms (c. 670-c. 800)en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Historyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Office of the Principalen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studiesen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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