But when and how was it calculated and what was in use prior to this dating system in western Europe ?Today our whole day and existence is governed, regulated and controlled by the date and time. Prior years were numbered to count backward to indicate the number of years an event had occurred “before Christ” or “B. After all, to Bede, zero didn’t exist.” However, zero exist; our modern conception of zero was first published in A. The BBC said last night: "The BBC has not issued guidance on the dates system.
Anno Domini or “the year of our Lord” is the dating system we use in the West and is all but the de-facto world standard for chronology.
Today the international standard is to designate years based on a traditional reckoning of the year Jesus was born — the “A.
D." stands for , Latin for “in the year of the lord,” and refers specifically to the birth of Jesus Christ. C." stands for "before Christ." In English, it is common for "A.
The idea would not spread to medieval Christian Europe, however, until the 11th to 13th centuries.
By the 15th century, all of Western Europe had adopted the B.
This involves naming a year, and placing it within a recognizable sequence of other years.