The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo / Edition 1


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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048164042
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 9/12/2014
  • Series: Archimedes Series , #8
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 341
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
1 Introduction 1
2 Text 9
3 Glossary of technical terms 95
4 Astronomical commentary 135
5 Context 225
6 The legacy of Alfonsine astronomy 243
Bibliography 307
Notation 321
Manuscripts cited 323
List of parameters 329
Index 333
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