Thesis ID: CBB671650500

Astronomy of the Ancient Greeks and Mayas: A Comparison of Scientific Observations and Innovation (2021)

unapi

The historical narratives regarding the ancient Maya have been extremely inconsistent since colonial days. The early twentieth-century historians’ enthusiastic praise for the genius of the ancient Maya ended with a pendulum swing of reverse sentiment in later writings. The differing perspectives espoused on the ancient Maya historical narratives are in stark contrast to those of the steadier historical analyses associated with the ancient Greeks. It is this contrast that provides the intriguing backdrop to a comparison between a topic of utmost importance to both the ancient Greeks and Mayas: astronomy. The following is such a comparison.

...More
Citation URI
http://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB671650500/

Similar Citations

Book Anne S. Dowd; Susan Milbrath; (2015)
Cosmology, Calendars, and Horizon-Based Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamerica (/isis/citation/CBB670426192/) unapi

Article Jong Yong-Ki; Kim Jik-Su; Kim Chol-Jun; Choe Chol-Min; (2019)
Comet 27 P/Crommelin Observed in Ancient Korea (/isis/citation/CBB580094455/) unapi

Book Cowgill, George L.; (2015)
Ancient Teotihuacan: Early Urbanism in Central Mexico (/isis/citation/CBB001422627/) unapi

Article Bourtembourg, René; (2013)
Was Uranus Observed by Hipparchus? (/isis/citation/CBB001213867/) unapi

Article Steele, John M.; (2000)
A Re-analysis of the Eclipse Observations in Ptolemy's Almagest (/isis/citation/CBB000111306/) unapi

Essay Review Van Brummelen, Glen; (2013)
[Essay review] (/isis/citation/CBB001566547/) unapi

Chapter Fantham, Elaine; (2011)
More Sentiment than Science: Roman Stargazing before and after Manilius (/isis/citation/CBB001201028/) unapi

Article Hari, K. Chandra; (2006)
Polar Longitudes of the Sūryasiddhānta and Hipparchus' Commentary (/isis/citation/CBB000600444/) unapi

Book H. Floris Cohen; (2015)
The Rise of Modern Science Explained: A Comparative History (/isis/citation/CBB557444466/) unapi

Article Qu, Anjing; Tang, Quan; (2008)
Research on the Parallax Theory in Ancient Greece, India, Arabia and China (/isis/citation/CBB000933519/) unapi

Thesis Aldana, Gerardo Villalobos; (2001)
Oracular science: Uncertainty in the history of Maya astronomy, 500--1600 (/isis/citation/CBB001560795/) unapi

Book Francesca Rochberg; (2017)
Before Nature: Cuneiform Knowledge and the History of Science (/isis/citation/CBB810227243/) unapi

Book Steele, John M.; (2010)
Calendars and Years II: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient and Medieval World (/isis/citation/CBB001250487/) unapi

Article Jørgensen, Jon Ploug; (2014)
The Taming of the Aristoi---An Ancient Greek Civilizing Process? (/isis/citation/CBB001420223/) unapi

Book Xiaoyuan Jiang; (2021)
Chinese Astrology and Astronomy: An Outside History (/isis/citation/CBB319339923/) unapi

Article Saturno, William A.; Stuart, David; Aveni, Anthony F.; Rossi, Franco; (2012)
Ancient Maya Astronomical Tables from Xultun, Guatemala (/isis/citation/CBB001320477/) unapi

Thesis Waltho, Simon; (cited 2010)
Genealogical Critique of Beauchamp and Childress' Four Principles Approach to Medical Ethics (/isis/citation/CBB001567248/) unapi

Article Sivin, Nathan; (2005)
Cultural Manifold: A New Approach to Research on Ancient Science (/isis/citation/CBB000501886/) unapi

Authors & Contributors
Steele, John M.
Deng, Ke-hui
Sivin, Nathan
Hari, K. Chandra
Yuan, Min
Tang, Quan
Journals
Nei Menggu Shifan Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban)
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Chinese Journal for the History of Science and Technology
Indian Journal of History of Science
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
Publishers
Cambridge University Press
Oxbow
Harvard University
Cardiff University (United Kingdom
World Scientific Publishing Co.
University Press of Colorado
Concepts
Astronomy
Cross-cultural comparison
Observation
Calendars
Cosmology
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
People
Ptolemy
Hipparchos of Rhodes
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
Plato
Pliny, the elder
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Places
Greece
China
India
Guatemala
Mesoamerica
Middle and Near East
Times
Ancient
Medieval
9th century
Precolumbian period (America)
Modern
Renaissance
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment