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Astronomies and cultures in earley medieval Europe

Author: Stephen C McCluskey
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book provides an overview of the astronomical practices that continued through the so-called 'Dark Ages'. Early medieval astronomies established a religious framework of sacred time and ritual  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen C McCluskey
ISBN: 0521778522 9780521778527
OCLC Number: 932452995
Description: xiv, 235 p. : il
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.
Responsibility: Stephen C. McCluskey.

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