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The Imagined Sky: Cultural Perspectives


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1. Introduction Darrelyn Gunzburg (University of Bristol, UK and University of Wales Trinity Saint David) 2. 'The Strange History of British Archaeoastronomy' Ronald Hutton (University of Bristol, UK) 3. 'Comets And Meteors: The Ignored Explanations For Myths And Apocalypse'Patrick McCafferty (Universitat Leipzig / Philologische Fakultat, Leipzig)4. 'Imagery and Narrative in an Ancient Horoscope: P.Lond. 130 (Greek Horoscopes No. 81)' Roger Beck (Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, Canada) 5. 'Reflections on the Farnese Atlas: exploring the scientific, literary and pictorial antecedents of the constellations on a Graeco-Roman globe' Kristen Lippincott (The Exhibitions Team, UK) 6. 'Giotto's sky: the fresco paintings of the first floor Salone of the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua, Italy'Darrelyn Gunzburg (University of Bristol, UK and University of Wales Trinity Saint David) 7. 'Astrology as Sociology: The 'Children of Planets', 1400-1600'Geoffrey Shamos (Redline, Denver, CO, USA)8. 'Mapping the Heavens: The Ceiling of the Sala Bologna in the Vatican Palace' Emily Urban (Independent scholar)9. 'Cosmos, culture and landscape: Documenting, learning and sharing Australian Aboriginal astronomical knowledge in contemporary society' John Goldsmith (Curtin University and The University of Western Australia/ The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research)10. 'At Night's End'Tyler Nordgren (University of Redlands, USA)11. 'Reach For The Stars! - Light, Vision And The Atmosphere' Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen, UK)12. 'Images in the Heavens: a cultural landscape' Bernadette Brady (University of Wales Trinity Saint David)

About the Author

Darrelyn Gunzburg teaches in the School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the Department of the History of Art at the University of Bristol.


"This is a rich and varied collection of eleven essays dealing with the role of the sky in human imagination and culture." --Fiona Bowie, Journal of Skyscape Archaeology 4.1

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