Archaeoastronomy in East Asia: Historical Observational by Zhentao Xu,Yaotiao Jiang,David Pankenier

By Zhentao Xu,Yaotiao Jiang,David Pankenier

previously, vital examine at the old files of comets and meteor showers from China, Japan, and Korea has remained the specific protect of these with services within the proper languages. With a compilation just like the current quantity the authors wish to ameliorate that scenario. using an identical rigorous choice standards and magnificence of presentation as within the earlier catalogue, assembled and translated listed here are a few 1,500 extra observations of comets and meteor showers from China, Japan, and Korea spanning approximately 3 millennia. With the e-book of this quantity, many of the vital old files of East Asian astronomical observations at the moment are obtainable in English. The introductions and appendices offer all of the required info on really good terminology, recording conventions, and nomenclature the reader might want to utilize the documents. as well as being a useful source for pro astronomers, East Asian astronomical documents have materially aided the examine of students in fields as varied as mythology, medieval iconography, old chronology, and the oral historical past of pre-literate societies. The ebook might be of significant curiosity to cultural astronomers, in addition to to these engaged in historic and comparative research.

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