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Circulation of Astronomical Knowledge in the Ancient World (Hardcover)

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Essays explore the circulation of astronomical and astrological knowledge in the ancient world between cultures and within cultures, between scholars in different cities, between elites and popular traditions, between different genres of scholarship, and temporally between generations. Among their topics are the circulation of astronomical knowledge between Babylon and Uruk, some astrologers and their handbooks in Demotic Egyptian, a parallel universe: the transmission of astronomical terminology in early Chinese almanacs, the 12 signs of the zodiac during the Tang and Song dynasties: a set of signs that lost their meaning within Chinese horoscopic astrology, and whether planetary models of ancient India were strongly influenced by Greek astronomy. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 585
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Ancient / General, Europe / General
Series Title: Time, Astronomy, and Calendars
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Language: English
Street Date: May 4, 2016
TCIN: 51261297
UPC: 9789004315617
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-3064

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