The Resource Astronomies and cultures in early medieval Europe, Stephen C. McCluskey

Astronomies and cultures in early medieval Europe, Stephen C. McCluskey

Label
Astronomies and cultures in early medieval Europe
Title
Astronomies and cultures in early medieval Europe
Statement of responsibility
Stephen C. McCluskey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Historians have long recognized that the rebirth of science in twelfth-century Europe flowed from a search for ancient scientific texts. But this search presupposes knowledge and interest; we seek only what we know to be valuable. The emergence of scholarly interest after centuries of apparent stagnation seems paradoxical." "This book resolves that seeming contradiction by describing four active traditions of early medieval astronomy: one divided the year by observing the Sun; another computed the date of Easter Full Moon; the third determined the time for monastic prayers by watching the course of the stars; and the fourth, the classical tradition of geometrical astronomy, provided a framework for the cosmos." "Most of these astronomies were practical; they sustained the communities in which they flourished and reflected and reinforced the values of those communities. These astronomical traditions motivated the search for ancient learning that led to the Scientific Renaissance of the twelfth century."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCluskey, Stephen C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB23
LC item number
.M43 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy, Medieval
  • Astronomy
  • Calendars
  • Time measurements
  • Astronomie
  • Calendrier
  • Temps
  • Mesure
  • Histoire
  • Europe
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Medieval
  • Calendars
  • Time measurements
  • Astronomie antique
  • Temps
  • Astronomie
  • Astronomie médiévale
  • Calendriers
  • Europe
Label
Astronomies and cultures in early medieval Europe, Stephen C. McCluskey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The environment for medieval astronomies. Astronomies in cultures -- The heritage of astronomical practice -- Astronomy and Christian thought -- pt. II. The cultivation of early medieval astronomies. Continuity and change in solar ritual -- Computing the central time -- the date of Easter -- Observing the celestial order -- monastic timekeeping -- Astronomy in the liberal arts -- pt. III. The harvest of medieval astronomies. The fusion of astronomical traditions -- The encounter of Arabic and Latin astronomies -- The rebirth of Ptolemaic astronomy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780521583619
Lccn
97006557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36501275
  • (OCoLC)ocm36501275
Label
Astronomies and cultures in early medieval Europe, Stephen C. McCluskey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The environment for medieval astronomies. Astronomies in cultures -- The heritage of astronomical practice -- Astronomy and Christian thought -- pt. II. The cultivation of early medieval astronomies. Continuity and change in solar ritual -- Computing the central time -- the date of Easter -- Observing the celestial order -- monastic timekeeping -- Astronomy in the liberal arts -- pt. III. The harvest of medieval astronomies. The fusion of astronomical traditions -- The encounter of Arabic and Latin astronomies -- The rebirth of Ptolemaic astronomy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780521583619
Lccn
97006557
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36501275
  • (OCoLC)ocm36501275

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