Solar Eclipses of Medieval Science

Solar Eclipses of Medieval Science

Horrifically, the British Library's catalogue of illuminated manuscripts is STILL unavailable, due to the following, which is really causing me a lot of problems.

Here's a stopgap / enough info to follow up on

Diagram of a solar eclipse made in the very early 13th century (British Library Royal MS 12 C XVII, f. 32r).

A solar eclipse, from Zakariyya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini (1203–1283) and Muhammad ibn Muhammad Shakir Ruzmah-'i Nathani, Turkish Book of the Wonders of Creation. 1121 AH / 1717 CE

15th-century French manuscript of the History of Alexander the Great depicting the 331 BCE lunar eclipse during the Battle of Gaugamela. Alexander is consulting his astrologers.

Tables by Lewis of Caerleon, Welsh physician and astronomer, predicting future lunar and solar eclipses, done while incarcerated in the Tower of London in 1480s.

Diagrams showing the phases of a solar eclipse from fourteenth century Kalendarium of John Somer (British Library Additional MS 10628, f. 28r.).