Ptolemy in Perspective: Use and Criticism of his Work from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1

Ptolemy in Perspective: Use and Criticism of his Work from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century / Edition 1

by Alexander Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 9048127874

ISBN-13: 9789048127870

Pub. Date: 12/01/2009

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048127870
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Series:
Archimedes Series, #23
Edition description:
2010
Pages:
229
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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IntroductionAnne TihonAn unpublished astronomical papyrus contemporary with PtolemyAlexander JonesAncient rejection and Adoption of Ptolemy's Frame of Reference for LongitudesStephan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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