Astronomy, Power, and Landscapes of Power

Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


The connection between astronomy and daily life in ancient times—at least after the definitive establishment of sedentarian life—was far more complex than a simple understanding of natural cycles. We can be sure of this because the sky was linked to a fundamental mechanism of social dynamics: the management of power. To grasp the connection between astronomy and power, however, first we must make a detour to understand the concept of worldview.


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  1. 1.School of Civil ArchitecturePolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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