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1. Medieval

1.1. Astrology


1.2. Astronomy

Medieval Jews displayed a vivid interest in the study of astronomy. They contributed to the field in various languages and played an active role in transmitting astronomical knowledge to Latin Europe. Their works cover diverse astronomical topics: the structure of the heavens and earth, planetary motion, lunar and solar eclipses, star catalogues, calendrical problems (Calendar), instructions for using obser…

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Garshtein, Niran, “Science”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online, General Editor: Emile Schrijver. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-4026_EJBO_COM_042463>
First published online: 2023

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