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Monks, manuscripts and sundials : the navicula in medieval England

Author: Catherine Eagleton
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: History of science and medicine library, v. 13.; History of science and medicine library., Medieval and early modern science ;, v. 11.
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Bringing together the surviving material and manuscript evidence, this book looks closely at a fascinating medieval sundial in the form of a ship. It considers who made and used the surviving instruments, as well as studying the scholars who wrote about it.
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Eagleton, Catherine.
Monks, manuscripts and sundials.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
(DLC) 2009043296
(OCoLC)463674451
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Eagleton
ISBN: 9789004176652 9004176659 9789047430094 9047430093
OCLC Number: 700523722
Description: 1 online resource (x, 292 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Monks, manuscripts, and sundials : the navicula in medieval England --
Five fifteenth-century sundials --
Manuscript sources about the navicula --
Calendar tables and latitude lists --
Texts, instruments, diagrams and relations between them --
Using a sundial, understanding the heavens? --
The navicula and the organum ptolomei --
How sixteenth-century books redefined a medieval sundial.
Series Title: History of science and medicine library, v. 13.; History of science and medicine library., Medieval and early modern science ;, v. 11.
Responsibility: by Catherine Eagleton.

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