Astronomies and Cultures in Early Medieval Europe / Edition 1

Astronomies and Cultures in Early Medieval Europe / Edition 1

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by Stephen C. McCluskey
     
 

This book provides an overview of the astronomical practices that continued through the so-called 'Dark Ages'.See more details below

Overview

This book provides an overview of the astronomical practices that continued through the so-called 'Dark Ages'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521778527
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/20/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations; Abbreviations; Preface; Part I. The Environment for Medieval Astronomies: 1. Astronomies in cultures; 2. The heritage of astronomical practice; 3. Astronomy and Christian thought; Part II. The Cultivation of Early Medieval Astronomies: 4. Continuity and change in solar ritual; 5. Computing the central time - the date of Easter; 6. Observing the Celestial order - monastic timekeeping; 7. Astronomy in the Liberal Arts; Part III. The Harvest of Medieval Astronomies: 8. The fusion of astronomical traditions; 9. The encounter of Arabic and Latin astronomies; 10. The rebirth of Ptolemaic astronomy; Bibliography.

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