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Medieval chronicles and the rotation of the earth [by] Robert R. Newton.


Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press [1972] .
ISBN 0801814022, 9780801814020

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Subjects Anthologie.
Astronomie - Histoire.
Astronomie -- Histoire.
Astronomy, Medieval.
Erdrotation.
Éclipses de Soleil - Histoire.
Éclipses de Soleil -- Histoire.
Quelle.
Solar eclipses -- History -- To 1500.
Solar eclipses.
Description xvii, 825 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date [1972]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 757-797).
Summary The main purpose of this work is to obtain and assess a large body of observations of solar eclipses from medieval records (roughly the period from 400 to 1200), and to use the observations in improving our knowledge of the motion of the solar system. Catalogues of various types of data are given in the appendices including but not limited to lunar eclipses, comets, novae, famines, and earthquakes.
Contents I -- Background and Purposes of the Work -- II -- The Easter Problem -- III -- Annals, Chronicles, and Histories -- IV -- General Remarks about Records of Large Solar Eclipses -- V -- Records of Particular Interest -- VI -- English Records of Solar Eclipses -- VII -- Records of Solar Eclipses from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and the Isle of Man -- VIII -- Records of Solar Eclipses from Belgium and the Netherlands -- IX -- Records of Solar Eclipses from Central Europe -- X -- French Records of Solar Eclipses -- XI -- Records of Solar Eclipses from Germany -- XII -- Records of Solar Eclipses from Italy -- XIII -- Records of Solar Eclipses from Scandinavian Countries -- XIV -- Records of Solar Eclipses from Spain -- XV -- Records of Solar Eclipses from the Byzantine Empire and the Holy Land -- XVI -- General Remarks about the Astronomical Analyses -- XVII -- Records that Require Special handling -- XVIII Conclusions and Summary of the Astronomical Analysis -- Appendices -- I -- A Catalogue of Observations of Lunar Eclipses -- II -- A Catalogue of Observations of Comets -- III -- A Catalogue of Observations of Meteors and Meteorites and of Miscellaneous Astronomical Matters -- IV -- A Catalogue of Records of Famine, Plague, and Pestilence -- V -- A Catalogue of Records of Unusual or Fanciful Events -- VI -- A Catalogue of Observations of Auroras -- VII -- A Catalogue of Records of Volcanic Activity -- VIII -- A Catalogue of Records of Earthquakes -- IX -- A Catalogue of Meteorological Records.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)348383
(OCoLC)ocm00348383
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WorldCat Identities Newton, Robert R.
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