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Calendars In Antiquity

Author : Sacha Stern
ISBN : 9780199589449
Genre : History
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Calendars were at the heart of ancient culture and society and were far more than just technical, time-keeping devices. Calendars in Antiquity offers a comprehensive study of the calendars of the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern world, from the origins up to and including Jewish and Christian calendars in late Antiquity.

The Archaeology And Material Culture Of The Babylonian Talmud

Author : Markham J. Geller
ISBN : 9789004304895
Genre : Religion
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The material culture of the Babylonian Talmud remains an important question in the absence of any archaeological finds from Jewish Babylonia. In The Archaeology and Material Culture of the Babylonian Talmud, Markham Geller explores the links between Jewish Babylonia and Israel.

A Companion To Science Technology And Medicine In Ancient Greece And Rome 2 Volume Set

Author : Georgia L. Irby
ISBN : 9781118372678
Genre : History
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A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome brings a fresh perspective to the study of these disciplines in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives. Brings a fresh perspective to the study of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives Begins coverage in 600 BCE and includes sections on the later Roman Empire and beyond, featuring discussion of the transmission and reception of these ideas into the Renaissance Investigates key disciplines, concepts, and movements in ancient science, technology, and medicine within the historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society Organizes its content in two halves: the first focuses on mathematical and natural sciences; the second focuses on cultural applications and interdisciplinary themes 2 Volumes

Astronomy And Calendars The Other Chinese Mathematics

Author : Jean-Claude Martzloff
ISBN : 9783662497180
Genre : Mathematics
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Presented from the viewpoint of the history of mathematics, this book explores both epistemological aspects of Chinese traditional mathematical astronomy and lunisolar calendrical calculations. The following issues are addressed: (1) connections with non-Chinese cultural areas; (2) the possibility or impossibility of using mathematics to predict astronomical phenomena, a question that was constantly raised by the Chinese from antiquity through medieval times; (3) the modes of representation of numbers, and in particular the zero, found in the context of Chinese calendrical calculations; and (4) a detailed analysis of lunisolar calendrical calculations. Fully worked-out examples and comparisons between the results of calculations and the content of Chinese historical calendars from various periods are provided. Traditional Chinese calendrical and mathematical astronomy consists of permanently reformed mathematical procedures designed to predict, but not explain, phenomena pertaining to astronomy and related areas. Yet, despite appearances, models of the mathematical techniques hidden behind this voluminous corpus reveal that they depend on a limited number of clear-cut mathematical structures. Although only a small fraction of these techniques have been fully studied, what is known surprisingly broadens our knowledge of the history of Chinese mathematics. Sinologists interested in the history of Chinese science, and anyone interested in the history of Chinese mathematics, the Chinese calendar, and the history of Chinese mathematical astronomy from its origin (104 BC) to its European reform (AD 1644) will find this book very useful. The present English language edition is a fully revised and updated version of the French original. Even though this is a research monograph in sinology, no particular sinological background is required, although a basic understanding of ‘concrete mathematics’ is needed. From the reviews of the French edition: This is a demanding, rigorous book to read ... worth the concentrated study it requires. The rewards are not only in the details but in the general overview that ...[it] provides. Joseph Dauben, EASTM, 2011 ...first Work in a Western language to turn to for anyone interested in the details of Chinese calendrical computations. Benno Van Dalen, ISIS, 2011 Martzloff’s careful scholarship and his overall look at the calendar beyond astronomical calculations, ..., make this book a most valuable contributions to a field of increasing interest. U. D’Ambrosio, Mathematical Reviews, 2013

Time Astronomy And Calendars In The Jewish Tradition

Author : Sacha Stern
ISBN : 9789004259669
Genre : Science
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Edited byTime Astronomy, and Calendars in the Jewish TraditionEdited by, edited by Sacha Stern and Charles Burnett, presents a wide selection of original research in the multi-disciplinary field of astronomy and calendars, from Antiquity to the late Middle Ages.

Medieval Latin Christian Texts On The Jewish Calendar

Author : C. Philipp E. Nothaft
ISBN : 9789004274129
Genre : History
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Medieval Latin Christian Texts on the Jewish Calendar opens up a previously unknown chapter in the history of Jewish-Christian intellectual exchange during the Middle Ages by presenting critical editions, English translations, and in-depth studies of five Medieval Latin Christian Texts on the Jewish Calendar.

A History Of The Byzantine State And Society

Author : Warren T. Treadgold
ISBN : 0804726302
Genre : History
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The first comprehensive and up-to-date history of Byzantium to appear in almost sixty years, and the first ever to cover both the Byzantine state and Byzantine society. Includes 208 illustrations, 21 maps, 18 tables. 1048 pages.

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