The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo / Edition 1

The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo / Edition 1

by Jose Chabas, Bernard R. Goldstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 9048164044

ISBN-13: 9789048164042

Pub. Date: 09/12/2014

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:
9789048164042
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
09/12/2014
Series:
Archimedes Series, #8
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
Pages:
341
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
1Introduction1
2Text9
3Glossary of technical terms95
4Astronomical commentary135
5Context225
6The legacy of Alfonsine astronomy243
Bibliography307
Notation321
Manuscripts cited323
List of parameters329
Index333

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