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Roger Bacon and the origins of Perspectiva in the Middle Ages : a critical edition and English translation of Bacon's Perspectiva, with introduction and notes

Author: David C Lindberg; Roger Bacon
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
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A critical edition and facing-page translation, accompanied by substantial analytical introduction and notes, of Perspectiva by Roger Bacon, a foundational text of modern optics written in about  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Quelle
Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Roger Bacon; Rogerus Bacon; Roger (1220?-1292) Bacon; Roger Bacon
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David C Lindberg; Roger Bacon
ISBN: 0198239920 9780198239925
OCLC Number: 34548644
Description: cxi, 411 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Life and Works --
Bacon's Optical Writings --
The Origins of Optical Knowledge in the Latin West --
The Translations --
The Debate over the Methodology of Perspectiva in the Thirteenth Century --
Bacon and the Mathematization of Perspectiva --
Perspectiva as an Experimental Science --
Bacon's Theory of Light and Vision --
Reflection and Refraction --
The Fortuna of Bacon's Perspectiva --
Manuscripts and Editions --
Editorial Procedures --
Perspectiva: text, translation, apparatus criticus --
Appendices --
Notes to the Translation --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by David C. Lindberg.
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