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The Leiden Aratea: Ancient Constellations in a Medieval Manuscript by Ranee Katzenstein & Emilie Savage-Smith

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The Leiden Aratea: Ancient Constellations in a Medieval Manuscript by Ranee Katzenstein & Emilie Savage-Smith

8vo. pp. 36. colour & b/w illustrations. paperback (near fine - crease to upper corner of rear cover). Malibu: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1988.

ISBN 10: 0892361425ISBN 13: 9780892361427

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This is a guide to a ninth-century astronomical treatise, the Aratea, on loan from the University of Leiden and exhibited at the Museum. The book describes the manuscript, as a text. Subsequent chapters discuss ancient conceptions of the universe, the zodiacal signs, and the Planetarium miniatures. All miniatures from the manuscript are illustrated.