Ptolemy in Perspective: Use and Criticism of his Work from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1by Alexander Jones
This book traces reactions to Ptolemy from his own times to ours. It shows the complex processes by which an ancient scientist and his work gained and subsequently lost an overreaching reputation and authority.See more details below
This book traces reactions to Ptolemy from his own times to ours. It shows the complex processes by which an ancient scientist and his work gained and subsequently lost an overreaching reputation and authority.
Table of Contents
IntroductionAnne TihonAn unpublished astronomical papyrus contemporary with PtolemyAlexander JonesAncient rejection and Adoption of Ptolemy's Frame of Reference for LongitudesStephan HeilenPtolemy's doctrine of the Terms and its receptionFlorian MittenhuberThe tradition of texts and maps in Ptolemy's GeographyF. Jamil RagepIslamic reactions to Ptolemy's imprecisionsH. Darrel RutkinThe use and abuse of Ptolemy's Tetrabiblos in Renaissance and early modern Europe: two case studies (Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Filippo Fantoni)N. M. SwerdlowTycho, Longomontanus, and Kepler on Ptolemy's solar observations and theory, precession of the equinoxes, and obliquity of the eclipticJohn M. SteeleDunthorne, Mayer, and Lalande on the secular acceleration of the moonBibliography
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