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Calendars in Antiquity: Empires, States, and Societies 1st Edition

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"Stern persuasively argues that the evidence for local or religious lunar calendars alongside the civic solar year only attests to discrete "lunar events" rather than calendars, always being offered in the form of double dates relying on the standard of the solar calendar...[A] well-researched, stimulating, and provocative book."--Journal for the History of Astronomy


"This brilliantly conceived and magisterially executed book deserves to attract a readership from well beyond the relatively small circles of calendar specialists and aficionados." --The Journal of Theological Studies


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Sacha Stern is Professor of Jewish Studies at University College London. His research and publications are centred on ancient and medieval time and calendars, as well as on other aspects of Jewish history in Antiquity.

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  • Item Weight : 1.92 pounds
  • Hardcover : 472 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0199589445
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0199589449
  • Dimensions : 4.4 x 6.1 x 9.3 inches
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press; 1st edition (November 15, 2012)
  • Language: : English
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