Calendars in antiquity [electronic resource] : empires, states, and societies / Sacha Stern
- Stern, Sacha
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I FROM CITY STATES TO GREAT EMPIRES: THE RISE OF THE FIXED CALENDARS -- 1.Calendars of Ancient Greece -- 2.The Babylonian Calendar -- 3.The Egyptian Calendar -- 4.The Rise of the Fixed Calendars: Persian, Ptolemaic, and Julian Calendars -- pt. II THE EMPIRES CHALLENGED AND DISSOLVED: CALENDAR DIVERSITY AND FRAGMENTATION -- 5.Fragmentation: Babylonian and Julian Calendars in the Near East, Third Century bce-Seventh Century ce -- 6.Dissidence and Subversion: Gallic, Jewish, and Other Lunar Calendars in the Roman Empire -- 7.Sectarianism and Heresy: From Qumran Calendars to Christian Easter Controversies.
- Calendars were at the heart of ancient culture and society and were far more than just technical, time-keeping devices. This book offers a comprehensive study of the calendars of the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern world, from the origins up to and including Jewish and Christian calendars in late Antiquity.
- 9780191746178 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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