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The Speculum astronomiae and its enigma : astrology, theology, and science in Albertus Magnus and his contemporaries

Author: Paola Zambelli; Albertus, Magnus Saint
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, ©1992.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 135.
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"The attribution of the Speculum Astronomiae to Albertus Magnus became a controversial issue only recently, when the great neo-Thomist historian Pierre Mandonnet suggested-- without any antecedents--that the author was Roger Bacon rather than Albert. Mandonnet's theses were refuted by Lynn Thorndike and have since then been the subject of widespread discussion. The present historiographical case-study considers this  Read more...
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Zambelli, Paola.
Speculum astronomiae and its enigma.
Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic, ©1992
(OCoLC)636337435
Named Person: Albertus, Magnus Saint; Albert, le Grand saint; Albertus, Magnus Saint; Albert le Grand (saint ; 1200?-1280).; Albertus (Magnus)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paola Zambelli; Albertus, Magnus Saint
ISBN: 0792313801 9780792313809
OCLC Number: 24143870
Notes: Includes Latin text with parallel English translation of: Speculum astronomiae.
Description: xvi, 352 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Includes translation of: Spectrum astronomiae.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 135.
Other Titles: Speculum astronomiae.
Responsibility: Paola Zambelli.
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The attribution of the "Speculum Astronomiae" to Albertus Magnus became a controversial issue when the neo-Thomist historian, Pierre Mandonnet suggested that the author was Roger Bacon rather than  Read more...

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