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Neugebauer, O. (Otto) 1899-1990

Works: 443 works in 1,503 publications in 15 languages and 11,459 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Bibliography  Terminology  Sources  Biography  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Commentator for written text, Adapter, Honoree, Recipient, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Redactor, Correspondent, Transcriber
Classifications: QA22, 510.93
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Most widely held works by O Neugebauer
The exact sciences in antiquity by O Neugebauer( Book )

121 editions published between 1921 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 2,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of ancient mathematical astronomy by O Neugebauer( Book )

34 editions published in 1975 in English and German and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At once the most comprehensive and detailed history of ancient astronomy undertaken. From Meton of Athens in the fifth century B.C. and the unnamed scribes of Babylon, through Hipparchus and Ptolemy, to the shadowy figures of Olympiodorus and Stephanus in the early period of the Byzantine Empire, from primitive shadow tables and calendars of star phases, through Babylonian ephemerides and the Almagest, to the odd fragments preserved in late astrologers, the entire panorama of astronomy is set forth
Astronomy and history : selected essays by O Neugebauer( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection of papers assembled here on a variety of topics in ancient and medieval astronomy was originally suggested by Noel Swerdlow of the University of Chicago. He was also instrumental in making a selection* which would, in general, be on the same level as my book The Exact Sciences in Antiquity. It may also provide a general background for my more technical History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy and for my edition of Astronomi cal Cuneiform Texts. Several of these republished articles were written because I wanted to put to rest well-entrenched historical myths which could not withstand close scrutiny of the sources. Examples are the supposed astronomical origin of the Egyptian calendar (see [9]), the discovery of precession by the Babylonians [16], and the "simplification" of the Ptolemaic system in Copernicus' De Revolutionibus [40]. In all of my work I have striven to present as accurately as I could what the original sources reveal (which is often very different from the received view). Thus, in [32] discussion of the technical terminology illuminates the meaning of an ancient passage which has been frequently misused to support modern theories about ancient heliocentrism; in [33] an almost isolated instance reveals how Greek world-maps really looked; and in [43] the Alexandrian Easter computus, held in awe by many historians, is shown from Ethiopic sources to be based on very simple procedures
Mathematical astronomy in Copernicus's De revolutionibus by Noel M Swerdlow( Book )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomical cuneiform texts : Babylonian ephemerides of the Seleucid period for the motion of the sun, the moon, and the planets by O Neugebauer( Book )

70 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE MOON IX PREFACE TO THE SPRINGER EDITION When this collection of Babylonian astronomical purpose of column of the lunar ephemerides (by texts was published in 1955 (a date omitted by Aaboe) and the explanation of the method of computing the eclipse text ACT No. 6o (by Hamilton mistake from the title page), it contained all texts of this type that I could lay my hands on. As was to be and Aaboe). Some of these advances I have tried to incorporate into my History of Ancient Mathematical expected, the past 25 years provided more fragments, identified by A. Sachs and A. Aaboe in the British Astronomy (1975), which should be used as a guide to Museum and listed below. Also, some new joins the more recent literature. could be made and some errors of mine corrected. My sincerest thanks go to Springer-Verlag for Nevertheless, I think one still can consider the making this work again available to students of material of 1955 to be representative of what has been ancient astronomy. The Institute for Advanced preserved of the mathematical astronomy of the Study, which together with Brown University has Seleucid period. supported my work for more than four decades, has In the meantime, far more progress has been made graciously given its permission for this reprint. in our understanding of Babylonian astronomy, mainly by the publications of Aaboe, Hamilton, Maeyama, Sachs, van der Waerden, and others. As an Princeton 0
Zentralblatt für Mathematik und Ihre Grenzgebiete( )

in German and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek horoscopes by O Neugebauer( Book )

28 editions published between 1959 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical cuneiform texts by O Neugebauer( Book )

15 editions published between 1945 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vorlesungen über geschichte der antiken mathematischen wissenschaften by O Neugebauer( Book )

57 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heliodori, ut dicitur, In Paulum Alexandrinum commentarium by Heliodorus( Book )

33 editions published in 1962 in 5 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of mathematics in the 19th century by Felix Klein( Book )

28 editions published between 1926 and 1979 in German and English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The calendars of Athens by W. Kendrick Pritchett( Book )

17 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Byzantine astronomical terminology by O Neugebauer( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in civilization by University of Pennsylvania( Book )

3 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptian astronomical texts by O Neugebauer( Book )

in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethiopic astronomy and computus by O Neugebauer( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomical tables of al-Khwārizmi by Muḥammad ibn Mūsá Khuwārizmī( Book )

26 editions published between 1902 and 1962 in 6 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abu Shaker's "Chronography" : a treatise of the 13th century on chronological, calendrical, and astronomical matters, written by a Christian Arab, preserved in Ethiopic : a summary by O Neugebauer( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and German and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbuch der Astronomie by Ptolemy( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of ancient mathematical astronomy : in three parts by O Neugebauer( Book )

41 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and German and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the reviews: "This monumental work will henceforth be the standard interpretation of ancient mathematical astronomy. It is easy to point out its many virtues: comprehensiveness and common sense are two of the most important. Neugebauer has studied profoundly every relevant text in Akkadian, Egyptian, Greek, and Latin, no matter how fragmentary; ... With the combination of mathematical rigor and a sober sense of the true nature of the evidence, he has penetrated the astronomical and the historical significance of his material. ... His work has been and will remain the most admired model for those working with mathematical and astronomical texts. D. Pingree in Bibliotheca Orientalis, 1977" ... a work that is a landmark, not only for the history of science, but for the history of scholarship. HAMA [History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy] places the history of ancient Astronomy on a entirely new foundation. We shall not soon see its equal. N.M. Swerdlow in Historia Mathematica, 1979
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The exact sciences in antiquity
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