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Ptolemy in Perspective: Use and Criticism of His Work from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

Alexander Jones, editor
Publisher: 
Springer
Publication Date: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
229
Format: 
Hardcover
Series: 
New Studies in the History of Science and Technology 23
Price: 
189.00
ISBN: 
9789048127870
Category: 
Anthology
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Introduction
Anne Tihon
An unpublished astronomical papyrus contemporary with Ptolemy
Alexander Jones
Ancient rejection and Adoption of Ptolemy's Frame of Reference for Longitudes
Stephan Heilen
Ptolemy's doctrine of the Terms and its reception
Florian Mittenhuber
The tradition of texts and maps in Ptolemy's Geography
F. Jamil Ragep
Islamic reactions to Ptolemy's imprecisions
H. Darrel Rutkin
The 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. Swerdlow
Tycho, Longomontanus, and Kepler on Ptolemy's solar observations and theory, precession of the equinoxes, and obliquity of the ecliptic
John M. Steele
Dunthorne, Mayer, and Lalande on the secular acceleration of the moon
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