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Astronomies and cultures in early medieval Europe

Astronomies and cultures in early medieval Europe

Author: Stephen C McCluskey
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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: 9780521778527 0521778522
OCLC Number: 929823085
Notes: Bibliogr.: pp. 209-228.
Description: XIV, 235 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
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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