Monks, Manuscripts and Sundials

Monks, Manuscripts and Sundials

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Bringing together the surviving material and manuscript evidence, this book looks closely at a fascinating medieval sundial in the form of a ship. It considers who made and used the surviving instruments, as well as studying the scholars who wrote about it.... which has mast and bead scales labelled with calendar months as well as the more usual zodiac signs. ... hours, and on measuring heights and depths using the shadow square and unequal hours diagram on the back of the navicula.

Title:Monks, Manuscripts and Sundials
Author: Catherine Eagleton
Publisher:BRILL - 2010-01-11

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