A STRANGE LAPSE IN THE SCALIGERIAN CHRONOLOGY NEAR "THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW ERA"
We refer to a curious effect we discovered after a thorough analysis of Chronological Tables by J. Blair (), compiled at the end of the XVIII century - the beginning of the XIX century. These tables are of the utmost value to us since they were written at the time when the Scaligerian history had just been formulated. The Tables of Blair deliver a chronological version still fairly close to the one offered by Scaliger and his school from the end of the XVI - the beginning of the XVII century. Therefore, these tables vividly demonstrate the principles that the Scaligerian history was based on primarily. From this standpoint, later chronological tables are "worse" than those of Blair and other similar ones from the XVII-XVIII century, in the sense that the later tables are "too smooth". Historians of the XIX-XX century had "polished them", filling enormous gaps and cracks with a host of minor details, keeping the rough layout of the Scaligerian chronology intact. As a result, many traces of the artificial extension of chronology, showing through in the Tables by J. Blair, for instance, were glossed over and covered up by many insignificant details in subsequent tables. As a result, the "break points" in the Scaligerian chronology were covered with a thick layer of "historical concrete" of the XIX-XX century.
Therefore, a practical conclusion: if we wish to recreate the original mechanism of the Scaligerian chronology of the XVI-XVII century, we should analyse the early tables of the XVII-XVIII century, like the tables of Blair () - a material much more primordial than what we are facing nowadays in the later, levelled tables.
Thus, let us commence the analysis of the Tables by Blair (). The full title of his work published in Moscow in 1808 is, The Tables Chronological, Embracing All Parts of the World History Year to Year from the Creation to the XIX Century, Published in English by John Blair, a Member of Royal Society of London. They embrace the history of mankind since the alleged year 4004 b.c. until the XIX century. The Tables by Blair divide all kingdoms listed therein into
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