The Medieval Calendar

James B. Shannon

1496 copy of a German calendar created by Johannes Von Gmunden (c.1380-1443). 1496 copy of a German calendar created by Johannes Von Gmunden (c.1380-1443).

Julian vs Gregorian

When was the last time you gave more than a passing thought to how our current calendar came to be? If I were to venture a guess, I would say that most of us probably have a vague recollection of a long-ago school lesson that explained all that—maybe. But for writers of history or historical fiction it is an important discussion—particularly if your area of focus is prior to the eighteenth century.

I think we all recognize that the cycle of the seasons dictated so much of our ancestors’ activities that it deserves to exert significant influence on our writing. Our world-building generally takes adequate account of the time of year. But did you know that historical accuracy often requires that we also place events on the correct day of the week?

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Posted on February 27, 2015, in Arcane Realm. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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