Astronomy Across Cultures

The History of Non-Western Astronomy

  • Helaine Selin
  • Sun Xiaochun

Part of the Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. E. C. Krupp
    Pages 1-30
  3. Lawrence H. Robbins
    Pages 31-52
  4. Michael E. Chauvin
    Pages 91-125
  5. William Liller
    Pages 127-160
  6. David S. P. Dearborn
    Pages 197-224
  7. Bambang Hidayat
    Pages 371-384
  8. Steven L. Renshaw, Saori Ihara
    Pages 385-407
  9. Park Seong-Rae
    Pages 409-421
  10. Gregg DeYoung
    Pages 475-508
  11. Daniel Martin Varisco
    Pages 615-650
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 651-665

About this book


Astronomy Across Cultures: A History of Non-Western Astronomy consists of essays dealing with the astronomical knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Polynesian, Egyptian and Tibetan astronomy, among others, the book includes essays on Sky Tales and Why We Tell Them and Astronomy and Prehistory, and Astronomy and Astrology. The essays address the connections between science and culture and relate astronomical practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay is well illustrated and contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both the history of science and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.


Cultural Studies Europe History of Mathematics astronomy history of science

Editors and affiliations

  • Helaine Selin
    • 1
  • Sun Xiaochun
    • 2
  1. 1.Hampshire CollegeAmherstUSA
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5820-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4179-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2145
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