Astronomies and Cultures in Early Medieval Europe.pdf

Astronomies and Cultures in Early Medieval Europe

In this significant study, McCluskey describes the interaction of four prevalent early medieval astronomies - divisions of the year, the dating of Easter, monastic timekeeping, and traditional geometrical astronomy. With impressive erudition, he shows how early medieval scholars preserved astronomical learning that might otherwise have disappeared and thereby prepared the way for progress that would follow. Edward Grant, Indiana UniversityThe account of a millennium of astronomy by the historian Stephen C. McCluskey covers a wide sweep, from Jerome and Augustine to the recovery of Ptolemaic astronomy in the thirteenth century. Times Literary SupplementMcCluskeys book is an essential guide. American ScientistHistorians have long recognized that the rebirth of science in twelfth-century Europe flowed from a search for ancient scientific texts. This search, however, presupposes knowledge and interest

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AUTEUR Stephen-C McCluskey
FICHIER Astronomies and Cultures in Early Medieval Europe.pdf
DATE 08/04/2020

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