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lars gislen

Lars Gislén

Retired, affiliated researcher

lars gislen

“The Whole Moon was Eaten”: Southeast Asian Eclipse Calculation

Author

  • Chris J. Eade
  • Lars Gislén

Summary, in English

One might classify earthquakes and volcanic eruptions as “natural disasters”, whereas comets and eclipses might be described merely as “natural curiosities”. In earlier times, however, all were equally frightening, signs that the gods were angry.

A form of protection against eclipses was available, however, in the sense that prediction provided a means of countering the event. Consequently one main function of the astronomer/astrologer (henceforth “hora”) in his society was to warn his patron that the sky would darken and the birds stop singing at such and such a time on such and such a day.

Department/s

  • Theoretical Particle Physics - Undergoing reorganization

Publishing year

1998

Language

English

Pages

309-318

Publication/Series

Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

Volume

29

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Topic

  • Other Natural Sciences

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0022-4634