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

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Eclipse:: The Celestial Phenomenon That Changed the Course of History - Steel, Duncan, and Davies, Paul, and Duncan Steel
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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 dread??? "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 ...

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

ISBN-13: 9780309074384

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