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The Copernican question : prognostication, skepticism, and celestial order

Author: Robert S Westman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Series: Fletcher Jones Foundation humanities imprint.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1543, Copernicus defended his hypothesis that the Earth is a planet and the sun a body resting near the centre of a finite universe. This volume reframes this pivotal moment in the history of science, centring the story on a conflict over the credibility of astrology that erupted in Italy just as Copernicus arrived in 1496.
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Westman, Robert S.
Copernican question.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2009039562
(OCoLC)452281171
Named Person: Nicolaus Copernicus; Galileo Galilei; Johannes Kepler; Nicolaus Copernicus; Galileo Galilei; Johannes Kepler; Nicolaus Copernicus; Galileo Galilei; Johannes Kepler
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Westman
ISBN: 9780520948167 0520948165 128327745X 9781283277457
OCLC Number: 747411317
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 681 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; I: Copernicus's Space of Possibilities; II: Confessional and Interconfessional Spaces of Prophecy and Prognostication; III: Accommodating Unanticipated, Singular Novelties; IV: Securing the Divine Plan; V: Conflicted Modernizers at the Turn of the Century; VI: The Modernizers, Recurrent Novelties, and Celestial Order; Conclusion: The Great Controversy; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Fletcher Jones Foundation humanities imprint.
Responsibility: Robert S. Westman.

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