The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo / Edition 1

The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo / Edition 1

by Jose Chabas, Bernard R. Goldstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1402015720

ISBN-13: 9781402015724

Pub. Date: 09/30/2003

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo is for historians working in the fields of astronomy, science, the Middle Ages, Spanish and other Romance languages. It is also of interest to scholars interested in the history of Castile, in Castilian-French relations in the Middle Ages and in the history of patronage. It explores the Castilian canons of the

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The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo is for historians working in the fields of astronomy, science, the Middle Ages, Spanish and other Romance languages. It is also of interest to scholars interested in the history of Castile, in Castilian-French relations in the Middle Ages and in the history of patronage. It explores the Castilian canons of the Alfonsine Tables and offers a study of their context, language, astronomical content, and diffusion.

The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo is unique in that it: includes an edition of a crucial text in history of science; provides an explanation of astronomy as it was practiced in the Middle Ages; presents abundant material on early scientific language in Castilian; presents new material on the diffusion of Alfonsine astronomy in Europe; describes the role of royal patronage of science in a medieval context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402015724
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
09/30/2003
Series:
Archimedes Series, #8
Edition description:
2003
Pages:
341
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures. Preface.
1: Introduction.
2: Text. 2.1. Need for a new edition. 2.2. The manuscript. 2.3. The text. 2.4. Transcription criteria. 2.5. A transcription of the Libro de las tables alfonsies.
3: Glossary of technical terms.
4: Astronomical commentary.
5: Context.
6: The legacy of Alfonsine astronomy. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. The characteristics of Alfonsine astronomy in Paris. 6.3. The astronomers in the Alfonsine tradition in Paris. 6.4. Beyond Paris. Bibliography. Notation. Manuscripts cited. List of parameters. Index.

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