Empirico-Statistical Analysis of Narrative Material and its Applications to Historical Dating

Empirico-Statistical Analysis of Narrative Material and its Applications to Historical Dating : Volume II: The Analysis of Ancient and Medieval Records

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We present certain empirico-statistical methods for the analysis of narrative and nu- merical data extracted from different texts of historical character such as chronicles or annals. They are based on several statistical principles worked out by the author, and originally reported at the Third International Vilnius Conference on Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics in 1981. The principal results were published in the papers [15]-[32], [293]-[299], [304]-[319] and in the book: A. T. Fomenko, Methods for Statistical Analysis of Narrative Texts and Applications to Chronol- ogy, Moscow Univ. Press, Moscow, 1990 (in Russian). See also Part 1. The methods are applied to the problem of correct dating of the events in ancient and medieval history. These results induce conjectures on the redating of some important ancient historical events. Generally speaking, we might say that the commonly accepted "Modern Text- book" of ancient and medieval European, Mediterranean, Egyptian and Middle Eastern history is a fibered (layered) chronicle obtained by gluing together four nearly identical copies of a shorter "original" chronicle. The other three chronicles are obtained from the "original" chronicle by redating and renaming the events de- scribed in them; we rigidly move the "original" chronicle in its entirety backwards in time by approximately 333, 1053 and 1778 years. Thus, the full "Modern Textbook" can be reconstructed from its smaller part, namely from the "original" chronicle for the 9-17th cc. A.D. See Appendix 1, Figs. 101-104.
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  • Hardback | 462 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 816.46g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1994 ed.
  • XIV, 462 p.
  • 0792326059
  • 9780792326052

Table of contents

Table of Contents - Volume I Foreword. Preface. 1. Problems of Ancient and Medieval Chronology. 2. New Statistical Methods for Dating. 3. New Experimental and Statistical Methods for Dating Events of Ancient History, and their Applications to the Global Chronology of Ancient and Medieval History. Index. Table of Contents - Volume II Introduction. 1. Methods for the Statistical Analysis of Narrative Texts. 2. Enquete-Codes of Chronological Duplicates and Biographical Parallels. Three Chronological Shifts: The Byzantine-Roman 333-year Shift; the Roman 1,053-year Shift and the Greco-Biblical 1,800-year Shift. Appendix 1. Volume Graphs for the `Biographies' of the Holy Roman Emperors of the 10-13th cc A.D. Additional Chronological and Statistical Data of Ancient History. Appendix 2. When was Ptolemy's Star Catalogue really Compiled? Various Configurations of the Stars and the Astronomical Dating of the Almagest Star Catalogue. Appendix 3. Dating of the Almagest Based on the Occultation of the Stars by Planets and Lunar Eclipses. Appendix 4. The Dating of the First Oecumenical Council of Nicaea and the Beginning of the Christian Era. Appendix 5. The Well-Known Babylonian Captivity and the Well-Known Avignon Exile of Papacy. Bibliography. Subject Index. Index of Names.
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