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Absolute dates for ancient China by astronomy

ZoltГЎn Simon

Absolute dates for ancient China by astronomy

harmony between astronomy and the records solves an old enigma : ancient Chinese history and chronology

by ZoltГЎn Simon

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Published by Rhombos in Berlin .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chronology, Chinese,
  • Calendar, Chinese,
  • Astronomy -- Observations,
  • China -- History -- To 221 B.C

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-125).

    StatementZoltan Andrew Simon.
    GenreObservations.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS741.55 .S56 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination130 p. ;
    Number of Pages130
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19677139M
    ISBN 10393880758X
    ISBN 109783938807583


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