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De signis coeli and De ordine ac positione stellarum in signis

Two Star Catalogues from the Carolingian Age

Abstract

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.


Open access | Peer reviewed

Presentato: 13 Gennaio 2017 | Accettato: 31 Marzo 2017 | Lingua: en

Keywords Ancient astronomyCelestial mythologyMedieval astronomyConstellations


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