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Since Constantine was associated with Christianity, he settles on the reign of the traditionalist emperor Julian, and the milieu of the city’s “pagan aristocracy.”Let us call this an “argument from epochal suitability”—the selective defacement of the reliefs accords with our expectations of a specific era.Such an argument might seem sound, until another scholar invokes an oration, delivered in 1535, that attributes the assault on the reliefs to Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de’Medici, commonly known as “Lorenzino.” As a member of a republican branch of the famous Tuscan family, Lorenzino was hostile both to the hereditary rule of Florence (in 1537 he assassinated the first Medici duke, Alessandro) and to the Medici Pope Clement VII, whom he sued for payment of a debt.226–227), and noted simply that Orgyen Tendzin Norbu lived in “the 19th century.” Nyoshul Khenpo’s Dzogchen history (2005, p.482) offered 1827–1888, based on the idea that the master passed away at the age of sixty in the earth rat year (1888–9).
Tax records, on the other hand, vary considerably according to the nature of the tax. The nature of the source to no small extent dictates what is (and is not) recorded.
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Some kinds of source are more uniform and formulaic than others.
The second part of the introduction begins at folio 4 versoand is devoted to astronomical problems, in particular the movements of the sun and the moon in the sky.
The collection of tables that occupies the second and larger section of this manuscript follows the outline of contents explained in the introduction.