The Imagined Sky - Cultural Perspectives - Darrelyn Gunzburg

The Imagined Sky - Cultural Perspectives - Darrelyn Gunzburg


The Imagined Sky - Cultural Perspectives - Darrelyn Gunzburg

Darrelyn Gunzburg [+-]
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Darrelyn Gunzburg teaches in the School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.


The sky has a voice in all cultures. This voice is complex and contains great diversity in both time as well as space. It carries conversations within cultures on religion, science, and mythology, as well as considerations of human images, dreams, and aspirations. These streams of knowledge are transmitted from one generation to another by text, image, oral tradition, physical mapping, and painted description through which today we can recognise similarities and differences between cultural and intellectual contexts. This volume, a collection of essays, written by some of the most noted scholars in their fields, represents an array of approaches to the sky, from the Sun’s movement mirrored by the pilgrimage routes of Neolithic Britons around Stonehenge, through sky cartography reflected in European frescoes, to a contemporary recognition of sky imagery that has continued to persist in various forms since its potential roots in the Palaeolithic period.

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Gunzburg, Darrelyn. Acknowledgments. The Imagined Sky - Cultural Perspectives. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. vii Jun 2016. ISBN 9781781791684. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22677. Jun 2016

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