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Why the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter
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Monographs in Tang Official Historiography

Perspectives from the Technical Treatises of the History of Sui (Sui Shu)

Editors: Morgan, Daniel Patrick, Chaussende, Damien (Eds.)

  • Examines the role of medieval authors in writing the history of ancient science
  • Presents the content, the structure, and the ideas behind the technical treatises of a medieval Chinese state history
  • Discusses particular knowledge areas in China such as astronomy, mathematics, geography, bibliography, law and economics
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This book examines the role of medieval authors in writing the history of ancient science. It features essays that explore the content, structure, and ideas behind technical writings on medieval Chinese state history. In particular, it looks at the Ten Treatises of the current History of Sui, which provide insights into the writing on the history of such fields as astronomy, astrology, omenology, economics, law, geography, metrology, and library science. Three treatises are known to have been written by Li Chunfeng, one of the most important mathematicians, astronomers, and astrologers in Chinese history.


The book not only opens a new window on the figure of Li Chunfeng by exploring what his writings as a historian of science tell us about him as a scientist and vice versa, it also discusses how and on what basis the individual treatises were written.


The essays address such themes as (1) the recycling of sources and the question of reliability and objectivity in premodern history-writing; (2) the tug of war between conservatism and innovation; (3) the imposition of the author’s voice, worldview, and personal and professional history in writing a history of a field of technical expertise in a state history; (4) the degree to which modern historians are compelled to speak to their own milieu and ideological beliefs.


著者について

Daniel Patrick Morgan is a researcher in the Laboratory SPHere (Sciences – Philosophie – Histoire) at the French Centre national de la recherche scientifique and Université Paris Diderot / Panthéon Sorbonne, where he works on the history of the astral and mathematical sciences, sport, religion, historiography, classical studies, etc., in early imperial China. His recent book Astral Sciences in Early Imperial China: Observation, Sagehood and the Individual (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017) explores similar issues surrounding Li Chunfeng (602–670) and the medieval historiography of ancient science. This is not what he thought that he would be doing when he grew up.
Damien Chaussende is a researcher in the Centre de recherche sur les civilisations de l’Asie orientale (Paris, France) at the French Centre national de la recherche scientifique. He works on the history of classical China, especially in the field of the writing of history. He published his first book entitled Des Trois royaumes aux Jin : Légitimation du pouvoir impérial en Chine au IIIe siècle in 2010 (Paris, Les Belles Lettres), and translated from Chinese the inner chapters of Liu Zhiji’s Shitong (Traité de l’historien parfait. Chapitres intérieurs, texte présenté, traduit et annoté par D. Chaussende, Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2014).

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イーブック ¥7,861
価格の適用国: Japan (日本円価格は個人のお客様のみ有効) (小計)
  • イーブック版は、まもなく発売予定です。
  • 予定日: September 9, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18038-6
  • ウォーターマーク付、 DRMフリー
  • ファイル形式:
  • どの電子書籍リーダーからでもすぐにお読みいただけます。
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価格の適用国: Japan (日本円価格は個人のお客様のみ有効) (小計)
  • 予定日: September 9, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18037-9
  • 個人のお客様には、世界中どこでも配送料無料でお届けします。
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Monographs in Tang Official Historiography
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from the Technical Treatises of the History of Sui (Sui Shu)
Editors
  • Daniel Patrick Morgan
  • Damien Chaussende
Series Title
Why the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
イーブック ISBN
978-3-030-18038-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18038-6
ハードカバー ISBN
978-3-030-18037-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 360
Number of Illustrations
33 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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