Abbo of Fleury and Ramsey

Abbo of Fleury and Ramsey

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This is the first edition to provide the complete text of both the fifth-century Calculus of Victorius of Aquitaine and Abbo of Fleury's Commentary on it (written 980/5). These two works shed light on the early history of mathematics, before the introduction of Arabic numerals. The wide range of Abbo's thought is reflected in the Commentary, covering the nature of wisdom, the philosophy of number, the relationship of unity and plurality, and the arithmetic of the Calculus - all of it set in the broader context of his theology of Creation. This edition (which includes an English summary of the text) is crucial for our current reappraisal of Abbo of Fleury as a major figure of the tenth century, who had a profound impact on later medieval English thought.Abbo upheld the Papacy against the French bishops, and after a mission to Rome in 997, secured the restoration to the see of Rheims of ... the relics of St Benedict, he had high status in the Church, and in 997 confidently appealed to the Emperor Otto III, in an acrostic poem, ... Micy-St-Mesmin near Orleans (1004) and finally a€” and fatally a€” La Reole near Bordeaux, where he died on 13th November.


Title:Abbo of Fleury and Ramsey
Author: A. M. Peden
Publisher:British Academy - 2003
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