Ordering the heavens : Roman astronomy and cosmology in the Carolingian renaissance

by Bruce S. Eastwood

The astronomy of the Carolingian era has commonly been represented as concerned exclusively with computus, the science of calendar construction as well as arithmetical calculation in general. This volume shows the error of that portrayal by exploring the study and teaching of four Roman texts on astronomy and cosmology in the Carolingian world and the diagrams connected to those texts. As each of these works came into use over the Carolingian era, its contributions merged into a progressively more ordered picture of the heavens. Both eccentrics and epicycles appeared by the 840s. These techniques were subsequently introduced clearly and qualitatively to complete the Carolingian enterprise. The primary tool for understanding this effort is the analysis of their diagrams.

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  • List of Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Macrobius's Commentary on Scipio's Dream: Its Carolingian Uses for Astronomy and Cosmology
  • 3. Pliny the Elder's Natural History: Encyclopedia for Carolingian Astronomy and Cosmology
  • 4. Martianus Capella's Synopsis of Astronomy in The Marriage of Philology and Mercury and its Major Carolingian Commentaries
  • 5. Using Calcidius's Commentarius in Carolingian Astronomy
  • 6. Carolingian Diagrams for Astronomy and Cosmology
  • Appendix. Content of the Paragraphs on Astronomy and Cosmology in Calcidius's Commentarius
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Manuscripts Cited
  • Index of Persons, Places, and Subjects

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書名 Ordering the heavens : Roman astronomy and cosmology in the Carolingian renaissance
著作者等 Eastwood, Bruce S.
Eastwood Bruce S.
シリーズ名 Medieval and early modern science
History of science and medicine library
出版元 Brill
刊行年月 2007
ページ数 xxii, 452 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9789004161863
NCID BA82739863
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ