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Bearing the heavens : Tycho Brahe and the astronomical community of the late sixteenth century

Author: Adam Mosley
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A 2007 study of the astronomical culture of sixteenth-century Europe, focusing on the astronomer Tycho Brahe.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Tycho Brahe; Tycho Brahe; Tycho Brahe; Tycho Brahe
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Mosley
ISBN: 9780521838665 0521838665
OCLC Number: 78070992
Description: xiv, 354 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Bearing the heavens. Coelifer: Atlas as bearer of the heavens ; Astronomy and kingship: disciplinary history and princely practice ; Tycho Brahe, prince of astronomers --
Tycho Brahe's astronomical letters. Tycho Brahe and the Republic of letters ; Epistolary origins: the beginning of the Hven-Kassel exchanges ; Weddings, merchants, and other hindrances to good-will ; Epistolary calibration: instruments, refraction and cosmology at Uraniborg and Kassel ; Intellectual property, credit and the exchange of gifts ; Conclusion --
Books and the heavens. From manuscript to print ; (i) To please all men of learning and good will? ; (ii) A dedicated gift ...? ; (iii) ... or an astronomical text? ; Astronomical readers ; (i) Textual astronomy ; (ii) The astronomical library ; (iii) Readings hostile and authorial ; A melancholy conclusion --
Instruments. Globi Tychonici ; Printing and privilege: books, globes and gifts ; Moving heaven and earth: models of celestial motion ; Conclusion --
Concluding remarks --Appendix: Known and presumed owners of Tycho's works prior to 1602.
Responsibility: Adam Mosley.
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