The Astronomical Tables of Giovanni Bianchini

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2009 Hardback NEAR FINE Hardback, x, 146 pp., This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Hardback-The ... Alfonsine Tables became the main computing tool for astronomers for about 250 years, from their compilation in Toledo ca. 1272 to the edition in 1551 of new tables based on Copernicus's astronomical models. It consisted of a set of astronomical tables which, over time, was presented in many different formats. Giovanni Bianchini (d. after 1469), an astronomer active in Ferrara, Italy, was among the few scholars of that extended period to compile a coherent and insightful set based on the Alfonsine Tables. His tables, described and analyzed here for the first time, played a remarkable role in the transmission of the Alfonsine Tables and in their transition from manuscript to print. Medieval and Early Modern Science, 10--41559. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is nec Read more Show Less

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The Alfonsine Tables became the main computing tool for astronomers for about 250 years, form their compilation in Toledo ca. 1272 to the edition in 1551 of new tables based on Copernicus's astronomical models. It consisted of a set of astronomical tables which, over time, was presented in many different formats. Giovanni Bianchini (d. after 1469), an astronomer active in Ferrara, Italy, was among the few scholars of that extended period to compile a coherent and insightful set based on the Alfonsine Tables. His tables, described and analyzed here for the first time, played a remarkable role in the transmission of the Alfonsine Tables and in their transition from manuscript to print.

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José Chabás, Ph.D. (1989) in Physics, University of Barcelona, Spain, teaches at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and currently works at FAO, Rome, Italy. He studies the transmission of astronomical ideas, methods, and tables in the late Middle Ages.
Bernard R. Goldstein, Ph.D. (1961), History of Mathematics, Brown University, is University Professor Emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh (USA). He has written extensively on the history of astronomy, based mainly on texts in Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin.

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Table of Contents

Preface Introduction
1. Giovanni Bianchini: Life and work
2. Analysis of the tables
2.1. Introduction
2.2. Tables in ed. 1495
2.3. Other tables in the manuscripts and ed. 1526, but not included in ed. 1495
2.4. Other tables in ed. 1526 or in MS Nu that are not included in ed. 1495 or in MS Na Notation References Index

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