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The Resource Rising Time Schemes in Babylonian Astronomy, by John M. Steele, (electronic resource)

Rising Time Schemes in Babylonian Astronomy, by John M. Steele, (electronic resource)

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Rising Time Schemes in Babylonian Astronomy
Title
Rising Time Schemes in Babylonian Astronomy
Statement of responsibility
by John M. Steele
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Language
eng
Summary
This revealing work examines an approach from ancient astronomy to what was then a particularly important question, namely that of understanding the relationship between the position in the ecliptic and the time it takes for a fixed-length of the ecliptic beginning at that point to rise above the eastern horizon. Schemes known as “rising time schemes” were used to give lengths of the celestial equator corresponding to each of the twelve zodiacal signs which make up the ecliptic. This book investigates the earliest known examples of these schemes which come from Babylonia and date to the mid to late first millennium BC. Making an important contribution to our knowledge of astronomy in the ancient world, this volume includes editions and translations of all of the known Babylonian rising time texts, including several texts that are identified for the first time. Through a close examination of the preserved texts it has been possible to reconstruct the complete Babylonian rising time scheme. This reconstruction is unprecedented in its completeness, and it is also now possible to situate the scheme within a genre of Babylonian astronomy known as schematic astronomy which presents theoretical descriptions of the astronomical phenomena. The unique discoveries and fresh explorations in this book will be of interest to historians of ancient astronomy, scholars of Babylonian history and those investigating the origins of scientific thought.--
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Steele, John M
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non fiction
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  • Springer eBooks
  • SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology,
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  • History
  • History, Ancient
  • Mathematics
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Physics
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Rising Time Schemes in Babylonian Astronomy, by John M. Steele, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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text
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Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Preliminaries -- Chapter 3. Calendar-Based Rising Time Schemes -- Chapter 4. Zodiac-Based Rising Time Schemes -- Chapter 5. Related Texts -- Chapter 6. Conclusions
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978-3-319-55221-7
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 109 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319552217
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uncompressed
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-55221-7
Other physical details
19 illustrations
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absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)980203337
Label
Rising Time Schemes in Babylonian Astronomy, by John M. Steele, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55221-7
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Preliminaries -- Chapter 3. Calendar-Based Rising Time Schemes -- Chapter 4. Zodiac-Based Rising Time Schemes -- Chapter 5. Related Texts -- Chapter 6. Conclusions
Control code
978-3-319-55221-7
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 109 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319552217
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-55221-7
Other physical details
19 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)980203337

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