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Author Ramírez-Weaver, Eric M., 1971-
Title A saving science : capturing the heavens in Carolingian manuscripts / Eric M. Ramírez-Weaver.
Imprint University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2017]

Author Ramírez-Weaver, Eric M., 1971-
Subject Biblioteca Nacional (Spain). Manuscript. 3307 -- Illustrations.
Biblioteca Nacional (Spain)
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- France -- Metz.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Carolingian.
Astronomy, Medieval.
Astronomy in art.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 296 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
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 Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-273) and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780271078274 (electronic bk.)
0271078278 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 40026734626
OCLC # 972641625
Additional Format Print version: Ramírez-Weaver, Eric M., 1971- Saving science. University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2017] 9780271071268 (DLC) 2016009956 (OCoLC)940362462

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