Eclipse:: The Celestial Phenomenon That Changed the Course of History

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Whether interpreted as an auspicious omen or a sentinel of doom, eclipses have had a profound effect upon our cultural development. Throughout recorded history, they have evoked consternation, fear, and dreada "as well as awe and wonderment. Ancient peoples were clearly disconcerted by them. The Romans marked pivotal battles with the Greeks by references to an eclipse. The date of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ has been derived by using biblical mentions of an eclipse. Perhaps most famously, Christopher Columbus extorted ...

Eclipse:: The Celestial Phenomenon That Changed the Course of History 2001, Joseph Henry Press, Washington, D.C.

ISBN-13: 9780309074384

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