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 forms fifty percent of our visual world and as such has a voice across cultures. This sky-voice is informed by human images, dreams, and aspirations and thus is complex and contains great diversity. The inherent nature of this sky-voice is transmitted from one generation to another through text, image, oral tradition, physical mapping, and painted description. This volume, written by some of the most noted scholars in their fields, acknowledges the presence of such a voice, from the sky’s movement mirrored in the archoeastronomy of British prehistory, the apocalyptic myths of comets and meteors, sky cartography reflected in European globes and frescoes, Australian aboriginal sky myths, the issue of disappearing dark skies, contemporary reflections on the sky, and the recognition that sky imagery has persisted in similar forms since its potential roots in the Palaeolithic period. These eleven essays offer critical engagement in understanding the sky in human imagination and culture and contribute to this new field emerging within the academy.

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Gunzburg, Darrelyn. Index. The Imagined Sky - Cultural Perspectives. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 259-267 Jun 2016. ISBN 9781781791684. Date accessed: 22 Sep 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.22679. Jun 2016

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