!!> Ebook ➥ The Zodiac of Paris ➦ Author Jed Z. Buchwald – Varanus.us

The Zodiac of Paris The Dendera Zodiac An Ancient Bas Relief Temple Ceiling Adorned With Mysterious Symbols Of The Stars And Planets Was First Discovered By The French During Napoleon S Campaign In Egypt, And Quickly Provoked A Controversy Between Scientists And Theologians Brought To Paris In 1821 And Ultimately Installed In The Louvre, Where It Can Still Be Seen Today, The Zodiac Appeared To Depict The Nighttime Sky From A Time Predating The Biblical Creation, And Therefore Cast Doubt On Religious Truth The Zodiac Of Paris Tells The Story Of This Incredible Archeological Find And Its Unlikely Role In The Fierce Disputes Over Science And Faith In Napoleonic And Restoration France.The Book Unfolds Against The Turbulence Of The French Revolution, Napoleon S Breathtaking Rise And Fall, And The Restoration Of The Bourbons To The Throne Drawing On Newspapers, Journals, Diaries, Pamphlets, And Other Documentary Evidence, Jed Buchwald And Diane Greco Josefowicz Show How Scientists And Intellectuals Seized Upon The Zodiac To Discredit Christianity, And How This Drew Furious Responses From Conservatives And Sparked Debates About The Merits Of Scientific Calculation As A Source Of Knowledge About The Past The Ideological Battles Would Rage Until The Thoroughly Antireligious Jean Francois Champollion Unlocked The Secrets Of Egyptian Hieroglyphs And Of The Zodiac Itself Champollion Would Prove The Religious Reactionaries Right, But For All The Wrong Reasons The Zodiac Of Paris Brings Napoleonic And Restoration France Vividly To Life, Revealing The Lengths To Which Scientists, Intellectuals, Theologians, And Conservatives Went To Use The Ancient Past For Modern Purposes.

!!> Ebook ➥ The Zodiac of Paris  ➦ Author Jed Z. Buchwald – Varanus.us
  • Hardcover
  • 440 pages
  • The Zodiac of Paris
  • Jed Z. Buchwald
  • English
  • 18 October 2017
  • 0691145768

    10 thoughts on “!!> Ebook ➥ The Zodiac of Paris ➦ Author Jed Z. Buchwald – Varanus.us


  1. says:

    A fascinating and scholarly study of the discovery of an ancient artifact and its impact on contemporary science and politics.During Napoleon s expedition to conquer Egypt, French scholars discovered several depictions of the zodiac in Egyptian temples, most notably at Dendera These were intriguing, of course, because they were old How old, though, were they Reasoning from hints in the arrangement of the zodiacs, scholars suggested that they could be dated from the precession of the equinoxes A fascinating and scholarly study of the discovery of an ancient artifact and its impact on contemporary science and politics.During Napoleon s expedition to conquer Egypt, French scholars discovered several depictions of the zodiac in Egyptian temples, most notably at Dendera These were intriguing, of course, because they were old How old, though, were they Reasoning from hints in the arrangement of the zo...


  2. says:

    I found THE ZODIAC OF PARIS a fascinating read if a bit dry at times They have taken a moment in history, the bringing to Paris of a pair of stones found in Egypt by Napoleon s forces, and brought a magnifying glass to inspect the ramifications of this seemingly simple action The stones, which now can be seen in the Louvre, sparked a debate between the Catholic Church and leading intellectuals of the time The stones display a Zodiac, a depiction of the nighttime skies, but according to the a I found THE ZODIAC OF PARIS a fascinating read if a bit dry at times They have taken a moment in history, the bringing to Paris of a pair of stones found in Egypt by Napoleon s forces, and brought a magnifying glass to inspect the ramifications of this seemingly simple action The stones, which now can be seen in the Louvre, sparked a debate between the Catholic Church and ...


  3. says:

    Wow This book is well researched and came alive to me I ve only put it down only to go online to learnabout points made and to learn evenabout the history of both Egypt and France I love history of both of these countries and have been in my bliss state reading this great book I m now wanting to get learningin depth about astronomy and astrology now This book is not for those that ant a light read It sfor those that want depth in their reads If only I didn t have a Wow This book is well researched and came alive to me I ve only put it down only to go online to learnabout points made and to learn evenabout the history of both Egypt and France I love history of both of these countries and have been in my bliss state reading this great book I m now wanting to get learningin depth about astronomy and astrology now This book is not for those that ant a light read It sfor those that want depth in their reads If only I didn t have all those interruptions of workI d have been able to ...


  4. says:

    Excellent tale of an Egyptian zodiac found by the savants of Napoleon The display of this object created a philosophical, scientific and religious fire storm as it appeared to show the heavens at a time prior to the beginning of the creation 6000 b.c The tie in with Champollion is especially enlightening The particle and wave theories of light, optics and the intrision of the reign of terror are all involved Although the scholar may find some of the exposition a little excessive the writi Excellent tale of an Egyptian zodiac found by the savants of Napoleon The display of this object created a philosophical, scientific and religiou...


  5. says:

    I got this book as a goodreads giveaway It was amazingly detailed and well researched, and gave me insight into the scientific and philosophical world during a time period during and following the French Revolution that I m not very familiar...


  6. says:

    I really like it Perfect combination of history and mysticism.


  7. says:

    Such a good intellectual read Really makes you think about the effect such a small thing has on the world Received as an ARC.


  8. says:

    Zodiac lover book all the way


  9. says:

    This was a very interesting presentation of a small snippet of history and the interactions of people, politics, and religion That the theft of the roof of a temple in Egypt during Napoleon s occupation could involve the king, emperor, and pope, but also people I only knew from s...


  10. says:

    This was a really interesting exploration, a bit of a tough read, but worth it for the ideas within.

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