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De signis coeli and De ordine ac positione stellarum in signis

Two Star Catalogues from the Carolingian Age

Anna Santoni    Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italia    

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De signis coeli and De ordine ac positione stellarum in signis are two star catalogues produced during the Carolingian renaissance; they represent a contribution of the Aratean tradition to the basic astronomical knowledge in the early middle ages. Some characteristics of these texts are discussed, with a special focus on common aspects and differences.

Accettato
31 Marzo 2017
Presentato
13 Gennaio 2017
Lingua
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-7543-440-3
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-165-2

Keywords: Ancient astronomyCelestial mythologyMedieval astronomyConstellations

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