Nothing in the Night: The Unnoticed 1054 Crab Supernova and the Great Schism (Paperback)
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The massive 1054 Crab Supernova was recorded in ancient Chinese, Japanese, and Arab sources... but there is no mention of it any European or Byzantine source. This book explores what this curious omission might say about what medieval and Byzantine chroniclers thought the important events were on Earth in 1054. In particular, it raises questions about what they thought about the Great Schism that split apart Christiandom into the Latin West and the Orthodox East, an event that also happened in 1054.