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The lost millennium : history's timetables under siege, Florin Diacu

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The lost millennium : history's timetables under siege
Title
The lost millennium
Title remainder
history's timetables under siege
Statement of responsibility
Florin Diacu
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "We measure history -- its defining moments, landmark documents, and great figures -- by dates. The French Revolution began in 1789, the Magna Carta was originally issued in 1215, and Julius Caesar died in the year 44 BC. What makes these dates correct, though? Is it possible that there is a massive gap in the historical record and that the calendar we use today is off by about 1,000 years? Sparked by a chance meeting at a conference in Mexico more than fifteen years ago, Florin Diacu sets off on a journey into the field of historical chronology to answer these fascinating questions. This book reads like a detective story, describing in vivid detail Diacu's adventure back in time as he explores the shocking theory of a lost millennium. He meets a colorful cast of characters along the way. Chief among them is Anatoli Fomenko, a Russian mathematician who supports drastically revising historical chronology based on his extensive research in ancient astronomy, linguistics, cartography, and a crucial manuscript by Ptolemy. Fomenko, however, is not the only one to puzzle over time. Isaac Newton, Voltaire, and Edmund Halley, among others, also enter into this captivating quest. The Lost Millennium highlights the controversy surrounding the dating of ancient events, a fascinating tale full of mystery, debate, and excitement. Join the author as he pushes further and further in search of the truth. Praise for the first edition"Diacu gives both sides of the argument fairly but the mere idea that the calendar may be out by as much as 1,000 years is staggering." -- The London Free Press"Intriguing... [Diacu's] account is at its best when he wrestles with the many contradictions of both the accepted and revisionist chronologies... He wades into celestial mechanics with a dizzying discussion of eclipses, astronomical calculations, and algebraic formulas." -- The Globe and Mail"Diacu, a polyglot and erudite mathematician, lays out old and recent debates with great clarity and offers the first detailed account for nonspecialists of the radical revisionist theories of Anatoli Fomenko and his colleagues. His book -- like most of those he describes -- will certainly become a flash point in its own right. For the general reader, it offers a fascinating look at an unknown world." -- Anthony Grafton, Princeton University"--
  • "A group of Soviet mathematicians claim that there is a massive gap in the historical record--that the timetable for European history is off by over a thousand years. Newton also wondered whether our dating of ancient civilizations was correct. A fascinating look at the real problem of trying to date events that happened in the past"--
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DLC
Dewey number
902/.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D11.5
LC item number
.D53 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The lost millennium : history's timetables under siege, Florin Diacu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
viii, 237 p.
Isbn
9781421402888
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011016270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn721886027
  • (OCoLC)ocn793787657
Label
The lost millennium : history's timetables under siege, Florin Diacu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
viii, 237 p.
Isbn
9781421402888
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011016270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn721886027
  • (OCoLC)ocn793787657

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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