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Copernicus and the culture of prognostication: the Bologna period, 1496-1500

Author: Robert S Westman
Publisher: 1994.
Series: Science and Technology Studies seminars.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : English
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Westman rejects the commonplace view that Copernicus distanced himself from the astrological beliefs of his time and also questions the widely held belief that Copernicus' primary intellectual influence was the astronomer Domenico Maria. He argues instead that Copernicus' work arose from a matrix of the deeply rooted cultural and political life of late Quattrocento Bologna.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Westman
OCLC Number: 63904062
Notes: Recorded in Ithaca, NY by Cornell University.
Sponsored by: Science and Technology Studies, Department of.
Speaker(s): Professor of history, University of California at San Diego.
Event notes: Lecture, March 14, 1994, 4:30 p.m, 609 Clark Hall.
Description: 2 sound cassettes (100 min.) : analog, mono.
Series Title: Science and Technology Studies seminars.

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Westman rejects the commonplace view that Copernicus distanced himself from the astrological beliefs of his time and also questions the widely held belief that Copernicus' primary intellectual influence was the astronomer Domenico Maria. He argues instead that Copernicus' work arose from a matrix of the deeply rooted cultural and political life of late Quattrocento Bologna.

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