Computus at court: Rauf de Lenham's 'Kalender' (1256) and the transmission of technical knowledge
Institute for Medieval Studies (IMS), University of Leeds
This presentation, delivered as part of the 'Science at Court (I): Poesis' panel at the 2017 International Medieval Congress (Leeds), investigates Rauf de Lenham's 'Kalender' (1256) as a vehicle for the transmission of technical knowledge. Through a study of the knowledge, methods and attitude evident in the text, I argue that Rauf operated with an acute awareness of what, how and when to teach, and who understood how the science of the calendar could sit alongside life at court.
International Medieval Congress 2017, 3-6 July 2017, Leeds, UK