Astronomy and Ancient Calendars

Archaeoastronomy and ancient methods of structuring and marking time.

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  1. Copernicus Banned

    Copernicus Banned: The entangled matter of the anti-copernican decree of 1616 [Hardback]

    Natacha Fabbri(Editor); Federica Favino(Editor)


    ISBN: 9788822265845
    Published by : Ad Ilissum
    This book, consisting of nine essays on the causes, on the figures involved and on the consequences of the decree, sheds light on various philosophical, theological, political and cultural aspects of the discussions that arose around the ‘te... .... Learn More
  2. Il cielo in terra

    Il cielo in terra: Storia delle linee meridiane e degli strumenti astronomici di Egnazio Danti [Paperback]

    Simone Bartolini(Author)


    ISBN: 9788859618706
    Published by : Edizioni Polistampa
    Series: Testi e Studi
    Volume: 33
    The volume is dedicated to the works of the Italian astronomer Egnazio Danti (1536-1586), especially the astronomical instruments and the gnomonic holes placed between 1572 and 1575 on the facade of Santa Maria Novella in Florence,... .... Learn More
  3. Sole e Simboli / Sun and Symbols

    Sole e Simboli / Sun and Symbols: Gli Zodiaci della Basilica di San Miniato al Monte e del Battistero di San Giovanni a Firenze / The Zodiacs in the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte and in the Baptistry of San Giovanni in Florence [Paperback]

    Simone Bartolini(Author)


    ISBN: 9788859612735
    Published by : Edizioni Polistampa
    Series: Testi e Studi
    The zodiac, a symbolic reference to cyclic time, is one of the most elevated elements related to the sun and the celestial sphere. The accurate surveys carried out recently have shown that the zodiacs of the Baptistry of San Giova... .... Learn More
  4. Living the Lunar Calendar

    Living the Lunar Calendar [Paperback]

    Jonathan Ben-Dov(Editor); Wayne Horowitz(Editor); John M. Steele(Editor)


    ISBN: 9781842174814
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Lunar calendars suffer from an inherent uncertainty in the length of each month and the number of months in the year. Variable atmospheric conditions, weather and the acuity of the eye of an observer mean that the first sighting o... .... Learn More
  5. Calendars and Years II

    Calendars and Years II: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient and Medieval World [Paperback]

    John M. Steele(Editor)


    ISBN: 9781842179871
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Understanding the calendars used by ancient and medieval cultures is essential to the writing of history. Equally important, however, is understanding the basis upon which our current knowledge of these calendars rests. This secon... .... Learn More
  6. Calendars and Years

    Calendars and Years: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient Near East [Paperback]

    John M. Steele(Author)


    ISBN: 9781842173022
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Dates form the backbone of written history. But where do these dates come from? Many different calendars were used in the ancient world. Some of these calendars were based upon observations or calculations of regular astronomical ... .... Learn More

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