New PDF release: Astronomical Knowledge Transmission Through Illustrated

By Marion Dolan

This rigorously researched monograph is a old research of the illustrated Aratea astronomical manuscript and its many interpretations over the centuries. Aratus' 270 B.C.E. Greek poem describing the constellations and astrological phenomena was translated and copied over 800 years into illuminated manuscripts that preserved and illustrated those historical tales in regards to the constellations. The Aratea survives in its entirety as a result of a number of translations from Greek to Latin or even to Arabic, with many illuminated types being commissioned over the ages. The survey encompasses 4 interrelated disciplines: historical past of literature, background of fable, background of technological know-how, and historical past of art. Aratea manuscripts by means of their nature are a gathering position of those exact branches, and the culling of data from historic literature and from the manuscripts themselves makes a speciality of a much wider, holistic view; a slim technique couldn't offer a proper potential. what's so much necessary to find out about this work is that due to its successive incarnations it has survived and been reinterpreted in the course of the centuries, which speaks to its value in all of those disciplines. 

This publication brings a greater realizing of the historical past, adjustments and transmission of the unique astronomical Phaenomena poem. Historians, paintings historians, astronomy enthusiasts, and historians of astronomy will study extra really expert info in regards to the Aratea and the way the culture survived from the center a while. it's a credits to the poetry of Aratus and the later interpreters of the textual content that its pagan points weren't edited nor got rid of, yet revered and maintained within the very same shape although all sixty Aratea manuscripts pointed out during this learn have been produced below the rule of Christianity.

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