Medieval Chronicles and the Rotation of the Earth.
Price: $75.00 USD
Place Published: Baltimore
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Date Published: 1972.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Book Id: 308589
First edition, original green cloth titled and ruled in gilt on spine. xvii + 825 pp. Small bookseller's ticket on front paste-down, slight shelf wear, a very good clean copy without dust jacket, as issued.
¶ "The main purpose of this work is to obtain and assess a large body of observations of solar eclipses from medieval records, and to use the observations in improving our knowledge of the motion of the solar system. In the course of studying the medieval sources in order to find records of solar eclipses, I realized that they contain a large amount of data that might be useful in other types of scientific research. I therefore prepared catalogues of various types of data that are given in appendices to the main body of the work. The data include but are not limited to lunar eclipses, comets, novae, famines, earthquakes, and a few oddities that are too amusing to pass over without mention." - from the Editor's Preface.