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Ptolemy in perspective : use and criticism of his work from antiquity to the nineteenth century

Autore: Alexander Jones
Editore: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2010.
Serie: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 23.
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : Document : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
Banca dati:WorldCat
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Ptolemy was the most important physical scientist of the Roman Empire, and for a millennium and a half his writings on astronomy, astrology, and geography were models for imitation, resources for new work, and targets of criticism. This book traces reactions to Ptolemy from his own times to ours.
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Genere/forma: Electronic books
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Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Print version:
Jones, Alexander.
Ptolemy in perspective.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2010
(OCoLC)401154038
Persona incaricata: Ptolemy; Ptolemy; Ptolemy; Claudius Ptolemaeus
Tipo materiale: Document, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Internet Resource, Computer File
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Alexander Jones
ISBN: 9789048127887 9048127882
Numero OCLC: 567359244
Descrizione: 1 online resource (xv, 229 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contenuti: An Unpublished Astronomical Papyrus Contemporary with Ptolemy; Ancient Rejection and Adoption of Ptolemy's Frame of Reference for Longitudes; Ptolemy's Doctrine of the Terms and Its Reception; The Tradition of Texts and Maps in Ptolemy's Geography; Islamic Reactions to Ptolemy's Imprecisions; The Use and Abuse of Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe: Two Case Studies (Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Filippo Fantoni); Tycho, Longomontanus, and Kepler on Ptolemy's Solar Observations and Theory, Precession of the Equinoxes, and Obliquity of the Ecliptic.
Titolo della serie: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 23.
Responsabilità: Alexander Jones.

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This book traces reactions to Ptolemy from his own times to ours. It shows the complex processes by which an ancient scientist and his work gained and subsequently lost an overreaching reputation and  Per saperne di più…

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