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Jones, Alexander

Ptolemy in Perspective

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Table of contents

1. An Unpublished Astronomical Papyrus Contemporary with Ptolemy
Anne Tihon

2. Ancient Rejection and Adoption of Ptolemy’s Frame of Reference for Longitudes
Alexander Jones

3. Ptolemy’s Doctrine of the Terms and Its Reception
Stephan Heilen

4. The Tradition of Texts and Maps in Ptolemy’s Geography
Florian Mittenhuber

5. Islamic Reactions to Ptolemy’s Imprecisions
F. Jamil Ragep

6. The Use and Abuse of Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe: Two Case Studies (Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Filippo Fantoni)
H. Darrel Rutkin

7. Tycho, Longomontanus, and Kepler on Ptolemy’s Solar Observations and Theory, Precession of the Equinoxes, and Obliquity of the Ecliptic
N.M. Swerdlow

8. Dunthorne, Mayer, and Lalande on the Secular Acceleration of the Moon
J.M. Steele

Keywords: Science, general, History of Science, Astronomy, Observations and Techniques, Classical Studies, Geographical Information Systems/Cartography, History

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2010
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Archimedes
Page amount
244 pages
Categories
Natural Sciences
 
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Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9789048127887

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