List of illustrations

  • Jeder Mensch steht unter seiner Himmelskugel
  • Sagittarius, detail from the "Handy Tables" of Ptolemy
  • Sagittarius, detail from planispheric celestial map
  • Qusayr'Amra, caldarium, cupola, fresco with Sagittarius
  • Iwan Kisra
  • Damascus, Umayyad Mosque, schematic ground plan
  • Damascus, Umayyad Mosque, schematic elevation of interior south wall around central mihrab.
  • Damascus, Umayyad Mosque, south wall, exterior (eastern entry of Roman-era triple gate).
  • Damascus, Umayyad Mosque, courtyard, west portico, mosaics.
  • Four apostles with signs of the zodiac
  • Ellwangen Casket, lid, six planets and the hand of God
  • Ellwangen Casket, back, portrait medallions identified as Charles the Bald, Richildis, and Louis the Stammerer
  • Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano, view of choir with the Cathedra Petri
  • Cathedra Petri
  • Cathedra Petri, decoration of the gable
  • Epitaph of Pope Hadrian
  • Star Mantle of Henry II
  • Qusayr'Amra, caldarium, cupola
  • Roundel with Emperor John II Comnenus
  • Star Mantle of Henry II, detail
  • Mantle of Kunigunde
  • Map of the terrestrial globe
  • Map of the terrestrial globe
  • Diagram with the zodiac
  • Qusayr'Amra, exterior
  • Qusayr'Amra, reception hall
  • Qusayr'Amra, reception hall, fresco with the six kings
  • Qusayr'Amra, reception hall, fresco with the six kings
  • Qusayr'Amra, caldarium, cupola, fresco with Boötes
  • Qusayr'Amra, caldarium, cupola, fresco with Andromeda
  • Cloth of Ewaldi
  • Cloth of Ewaldi, detail
  • Cloth of Ewaldi, detail
  • Rotae with figures of the sun and moon
  • Rotae with figures of the sun and moon
  • Zodiac
  • Zodiac
  • Zodiac
  • Hercules
  • Initial "A" of the Revised Aratus Latinus
  • Rotae with figures of the sun and moon
  • Helix, Draco, Fenix, Hercules, and Corona vero.
  • Aquarius and Capricorn
  • Hercules and Corona
  • Perseus, Lyra, and Cygnus
  • Boötes and Virgo
  • Taurus and Cepheus
  • Planisphere celestial map
  • Perseus, Lyra, Cygnus, and Aquarius
  • Perseus, Lyra, Cygnus, and Aquarius
  • Zodiac
  • Hercules and Corona
  • Jupiter
  • Istanbul, Pantokrator Monastery (Zeyrek Camii), south church, opus sectile pavement with representation of the zodiac
  • Athens, Panagia Gorgoepikoos, western façade
  • Athens, Panagia Gorgoepikoos, western façade, detail of calendrical frieze with figures of Scorpio and Sagittarius
  • Solar diagram. The "Handy Tables" of Ptolemy
  • Constellations of the summer hemisphere
  • Table with figures of Aries, Taurus, and Gemini
  • Table with figures of Aries, Taurus, and Gemini
  • Epact table
  • Table with figures of Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces
  • Solar diagram. The "Handy Tables" of Ptolemy, detail
  • Solidus of Maurice (582–602), set in the so-called Kyrenia girdle
  • Medallion with triumphant emperor
  • Solidus of Theodosius III
  • Perspective view of the "Antiochene" cosmos
  • Plan of the "Antiochene" cosmos
  • Zodiac, planets, and earth
  • The antipodes
  • The four winds and the earth surrounded by the ocean
  • The antipodes
  • Earth, heavens, sun, and moon
  • Earth, heavens, sun, and moon
  • Creation of the animals
  • Zodiac, planets, and earth
  • Gemini
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Preface and Acknowledgments
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The Roman historian Cassius Dio relates an anecdote about a near contemporary, the emperor Septimius Severus (193–211)...
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Thus, shortly after the year 1000, did Abu’l- Qasem Ferdowsi imagine the celestial decoration of a throne commissioned by the Sasanian shah of shahs Khosrow, second of his name (591–628). For...
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Just as it is no longer meaningful in contemporary cosmology to speak about the “center of the universe,” so too has the figure of the cosmocrator...
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In 1942, while German armies fought a multifront war, the keepers of the relics of Ewald the Dark and Ewald the Fair...
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A stray parchment leaf tipped into the front of a fourteenth- century manuscript now in the Bodleian Library at Oxford preserves a rare Byzantine rendition of the zodiac...
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In later legend, Leo VI became the paradigmatic example of the Byzantine emperor who had personally mastered the knowledge necessary to administer the empire...
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