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Newton and the Origin of Civilization
Jed Z. Buchwald & Mordechai Feingold

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations vii
List of Tables xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction 1

1 Troubled Senses 8

2 Troubled Numbers 44

3 Erudition and Chronology in Seventeenth-Century England 107

4 Isaac Newton on Prophecies and Idolatry 126

5 Aberrant Numbers: The Propagation of Mankind before and after the Deluge 164

6 Newtonian History 195

7 Text and Testimony 222

8 Interpreting Words 246

9 Publication and Reaction 307

10 The War on Newton in England 331

11 The War on Newton in France 353

12 The Demise of Chronology 381

13 Evidence and History 423

Appendix A Signs, Conventions, Dating, and Definitions 437

Appendix B Newton's Computational Methods 441

Appendix C Commented Extracts from Newton's MS Calculations 447

Appendix D Placing Colures on the Original Star Globe 464

Appendix E Hesiod, Thales, and Stellar Risings and Settings 468

Bibliography 489
Index 515

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