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Title: Astronomie juive à Byzance
Author(s): TIHON, Anne
Journal: Byzantion
Volume: 87    Date: 2017   
Pages: 323-347
DOI: 10.2143/BYZ.87.0.3256910

Abstract :
This paper presents an important scientific trend that was very successful at the end of the Palaeologan period, during the 15th century, viz. the importation of Jewish astronomy in the Byzantine world. Michael Chrysococces’ treatise, written in 1435, is the first example of the vogue of the Jewish tables. It was followed by the adaptation by Marc Eugenikos of the Cycles of Bonjorn (written in Perpignan in 1361) and by the adaptation of the Paved Way (Orah Sellulah) of Alhadib by Matthew Camariotes and by several anonymous treatises inspired by these works. This paper gives a survey of these treatises and raises several questions, especially how Jewish astronomical tables came to be known by some Byzantine scholars. Annexes give I) a list of manuscripts, more complete than the previous list given by P. Solon; II) a description of the manuscript Vatopedi 188; III) a description of the Ambrosianus G 69 sup, with an analysis of a parallax table; IV) a description of the Parisinus gr. 2501.

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