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Celestial novelties on the eve of the scientific revolution : 1540-1630

Author: Dario Tessicini; Patrick Boner
Publisher: Firenze : L.S. Olschki, 2013.
Series: Biblioteca di Galilæana, 3
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Comets, 'new stars' and other unexpected celestial phenomena up to Galileo's telescopic discoveries have attracted the interest of historians of science, intellectual and cultural historians. These early modern 'celestial novelties' constitute the main subject of this volume, whose aim is to shed light on their reception and interpretation in science, natural philosophy, medicine, and their wider impact on European  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dario Tessicini; Patrick Boner
ISBN: 9788822262547 8822262549
OCLC Number: 854993656
Language Note: Texts in English, French, and Italian.
Description: xvi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Patrick Boner --
Dario Tessicini, Introduction. Adam Mosley, Past portents predict: cometary historiae and catalogues in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Tayra M.C. Lanuza Navarro --
Víctor Navarro Brotons, Prophecy and politics in Spain: celestial novelties and the science of the stars, 1572-1630. Dario Tessicini, The comet of 1577 in Italy: astrological prognostications and cometary theory at the end of the sixteenth century. Isabelle Pantin, Francesco Giuntini et les nouveautés célestes. Elide Casali, Astrologia 'cristiana' e nuova scienza. Pronostici astrologici sulle comete (1577-1618). John Henry, Jean Fernel on celestial influences and the reform of medical theory. Nick Jardine, How to Present a Copernican Comet: The Form and Tactics of Christoph Rothmann's Dialexis on the Comet of 1585. Miguel Angel Granada, Tycho Brahe's anti-Copernican campaign: his criticism of Maestlin and Thomas Digges in the Astronomiae Instauratae Progymnasmata. Francesco Barreca --
Patrick J. Boner, A perfect similitude: science and politics in Kepler's dedicatory letters to De stella nova and the Astronomia nova. Édouard Mehl, Comètes et taches solaires en Allemagne (1610-1630): l'aile hétérodoxe (Faulhaber, Mayr, Mögling) et le point de départ de la 'fable du monde' cartésienne. Giorgio Strano, Galileo, reliable observer: astronomical accuracy and the optical limits of the telescope. Index of names.
Series Title: Biblioteca di Galilæana, 3
Responsibility: edited by Dario Tessicini and Patrick J. Boner.
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Comets, 'new stars' and other unexpected celestial phenomena up to Galileo's telescopic discoveries have attracted the interest of historians of science, intellectual and cultural historians. These early modern 'celestial novelties' constitute the main subject of this volume, whose aim is to shed light on their reception and interpretation in science, natural philosophy, medicine, and their wider impact on European society.--

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