Técnicas astronómicas de orientación e instrumentos náuticos en la navegación medieval

  1. González Marrero, José Antonio
  2. Medina Hernández, Carlos
Revista:
Fortunatae: Revista canaria de Filología, Cultura y Humanidades Clásicas

ISSN: 1131-6810

Any de publicació: 2009

Número: 20

Pàgines: 17-30

Tipus: Article

Altres publicacions en: Fortunatae: Revista canaria de Filología, Cultura y Humanidades Clásicas

Resum

Navigation is a science that has slowly and gradually established itself as such. In the Middle Ages, navigation already possesed the characteristics of a science. These technological advances led many scholars of the period to produce works of great importance entirely devoted to nautical science. The main objective of the development of navigation techniques based on mathematic, philosophy and logic and of the changes in both local nautical instruments and those imported from the Orient was to achieve greater precision in astronomical techniques when used in the high seas.