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Author Ramírez-Weaver, Eric M., 1971- author.

Title A saving science : capturing the heavens in Carolingian manuscripts / Eric M. Ramírez-Weaver
Published University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 296 pages) : illustrations
Contents Unveiling the heavens over Carolingian skies. Illuminating science : creating the Handbook of 809 ; Drogo's copy of the Handbook of 809 : a simulacrum of celestial order -- Representing the cosmos for Carolingian hearts and minds. Revealing astronomy : itinerant painters and shifting signs ; Restoring what was lost : astronomy and natural astrology in the Carolingian era
Summary "Focusing on the Handbook of 809, explores how the liberal arts, and in particular astronomy, experienced a revival in the ninth-century court of Charlemagne. Documents the utility of the constellations for prelates who needed to fix the floating feast of Easter and reckon time"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-273) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Biblioteca Nacional (Spain). Manuscript. 3307 -- Illustrations
Biblioteca Nacional (Spain)
Biblioteca Nacional (Spain)
SUBJECT Sammelhandschrift Biblioteca Nacional de España Ms. 3307 gnd
Subject Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- France -- Metz
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Carolingian.
Astronomy, Medieval.
Astronomy in art.
ART -- Folk & Outsider Art.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES -- Folkcrafts.
ART -- History -- Medieval.
Astronomy in art
Astronomy, Medieval
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Carolingian
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Himmel Motiv
Illuminierte Handschrift
France -- Metz
Fränkisches Reich
Genre/Form Illustrated works
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780271078274