Scientific interactions in colonial, multilinguistic, and interreligious contexts: V enetian C rete and the manuscript Marcianus latinus VIII.31 (2614). A preliminary study

Centaurus 63 (2):339-352 (2021)
  Copy   BIBTEX


This paper is a preliminary study focused on the astronomical manuscript Marcianus latinus VIII.31 (2614) and its socio-historical context of use and production, the Venetian colony of Crete in the 15th century. It is a relevant source for the study of scientific interactions in colonial, multilinguistic, and interreligious contexts in the Eastern Mediterranean for at least two reasons: (a) it contains an unpublished translation into Latin of a popular Byzantine handbook on how to use a set of astronomical tables stemming from Islamic sources, namely the so-called Paradosis of the Persian Tables, a work extensively copied and annotated by very significant Byzantine and Jewish scholars active in Constantinople; and (b) it provides evidence of a Byzantine product being the object of exchange in the interactions between Christians and Jews in the Cretan territory under Venetian rule.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 93,098

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The Cretan Manuscripts of Thucydides.J. Enoch Powell - 1938 - Classical Quarterly 32 (2):103-108.
Crete and Cretan Archaeology.T. L. Shear - 1913 - Classical Weekly 7:82-83.


Added to PP

17 (#896,762)

6 months
4 (#862,833)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?