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Calendars and years. II, Astronomy and time in the ancient and medieval world

Author: John M Steele
Publisher: Oxford ; Oakville, CT : Oxbow Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Understanding the calendars used by ancient and medieval cultures is essential to the writing of history. Equally important, however, is understanding the basis upon which our current knowledge of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Steele
ISBN: 9781842179871 184217987X
OCLC Number: 688559508
Description: iv, 179 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Chinese sexagenary cycle and the ritual foundations of the calendar / Adam Smith --
Mathematical astronomy and the Chinese calendar / N. Sivin --
Calendars in India / Kim Plofker and Toke L. Knudsen --
The 364-day year in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Jewish pseudepigrapha / Jonathan Ben-Dov --
The "well-known calendars": al-Khāzin's description of significant chronological systems for medieval mathematical astronomy in Arabic / Clemency Montelle --
The Maya calendar correlation problem / Gerardo Aldana.
Other Titles: Astronomy and time in the ancient and medieval world
Responsibility: edited by John Steele.

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