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The Babylonian Astronomical Compendium MUL.APIN

The Babylonian Astronomical Compendium MUL.APIN

Forthcoming

Hermann Hunger, John Steele
July 12, 2018

MUL.APIN, written sometime before the 8th century BC, was the most widely copied astronomical text in ancient Mesopotamia: a compendium including information such as star lists, descriptions of planetary phases, mathematical schemes for the length of day and night, a discussion of the luni-solar...

The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning: Three Ancient Chinese Astronomical Systems

The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning: Three Ancient Chinese Astronomical Systems

Christopher Cullen
November 21, 2016

The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning gives the reader direct access to the foundational documents of the tradition of calculation created by astronomers of the early Chinese empire between the late second century BCE and the third century CE. The paradigm they established was to shape East Asian...

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