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Ordering the heavens : Roman astronomy and cosmology in the Carolingian Renaissance

Author: Bruce Stansfield Eastwood
Publisher: Leiden : Brill : Extenza Turpin distributor, 2007
Series: History of science and medicine library, 4; Medieval and early modern science, 8
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on scores of medieval manuscript texts and diagrams, the book shows how Roman sources were used in the age of Charlemagne to reintroduce and expand a qualitative picture of articulated  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Stansfield Eastwood
ISBN: 9004161864 9789004161863
OCLC Number: 488446727
Notes: Introduction. Macrobius's Commentary on Scipio's dream : its Carolingian uses for astronomy and cosmology. Pliny the Elder's Natural history : encyclopedia for Carolingian astronomy and cosmology. Martianus Capella's synopsis of astronomy in The marriage of philology and Mercury and its major Carolingian commentaries. Using Calcidius's Commentarius in Carolingian astronomy. Carolingian diagrams for astronomy and cosmology
Description: xxii, 452 s. : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Macrobius's Commentary on Scipio's dream : its Carolingian uses for astronomy and cosmology --
Pliny the Elder's Natural history : encyclopedia for Carolingian astronomy and cosmology --
Martianus Capella's synopsis of astronomy in The marriage of philology and Mercury and its major Carolingian commentaries --
Using Calcidius's Commentarius in Carolingian astronomy --
Carolingian diagrams for astronomy and cosmology.
Series Title: History of science and medicine library, 4; Medieval and early modern science, 8
Responsibility: by Bruce S. Eastwood

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