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Astronomical and Historical Chronology in the Battle of the Centuries

Nature volume 70, pages 243244 (14 July 1904) | Download Citation



THE main object of this little work is to contend that what is sometimes called the “astronomical” method of dating events prior to the Christian era is really what wras intended to be used when the system of using dates before and after the birth of Christ was first introduced. Hence it is dedicated to the librarians of the cities of Florence and Pisa, in the hope of receiving from some of them “further evidence for the elucidation of the subject.”

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