Sir Isaac Newton was not just a great scientist and mathematician. Such was the greatness of his intellect that he found history a pleasant diversion for his idle moments. Newton drafted a book on the ancient history of the gentile nations and worked on it periodically for over 40 years but never published it. It was published posthumously in 1728, a year after he died.
The same genius he applies to other disciplines, Newton brings to bear on ancient history. He notes that all the pagan nations had greatly exaggerated their history, creating much needless confusion. Like a first-rate prosecuting attorney, Newton cross-examines the ancient writers, using their own words against them to expose their logical inconsistencies. He then develops a more sound chronology using the scientific method based on logic, observations, astronomy and just plain common sense.
In this book, Newton is not satisfied with merely showing one way of determining a historical date. He overwhelms the reader with many independent ways of using the classical data mixed with common sense to establish the approximate date for many important secular historical events. Most of secular ancient history before 700 B.C. will need a drastic revision in the light of Newton's findings.
As originally written, Newton's historical work is very difficult for modern readers to understand but this special edition presents this classic in a format and style comprehensible for today's readers.
About the Author
Sir Isaac Newton is a classic scholar who contributed groundbreaking theories and discoveries to many early fields of study ÌÎÌ__ÌÎå«Ì´å including calculus, an early design for telescopes still utilized today and even astronomy, where his theory of gravitation illuminates the seemingly erratic motions of many heavenly bodies. This pivotal work in the area of chronology and history is a landmark work by one of mankind's most accomplished individuals.
- Hardcover: 205 pages
- Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group/Master Books (February 20, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0890515565
- ISBN-13: 978-0890515563
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.6 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
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