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This front matter section of the book Ordering the Heavens contains the table of contents, list of illustrations, list of abbreviations, preface and acknowledgements. The book describes a wide variety of Carolingian interests related to astronomy and cosmology as a context for the emergence of the study of more technical concepts. It also explains in detail the conceptual, diagrammatic steps in the Carolingian studies of the four Roman works that were foundations of the ninth-century knowledge of astronomy.

Keywords: Carolingian studies; cosmology; Roman astronomy



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