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by Alexander Jones

Author: Alexander Jones
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Springer; 2010 edition (December 1, 2009)
Pages: 229 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
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Ptolemy was the most important physical scientist of the Roman Empire, and for a millennium and a half his writings .

Ptolemy was the most important physical scientist of the Roman Empire, and for a millennium and a half his writings on astronomy. title in white lettering; 2009, Springer-Verlag Publishing; 229 pages; "Ptolemy in Perspective: Use and Criticism of his Work from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century (Archimedes)," by Alexander Jones.

Ptolemy in Perspective traces reactions to Ptolemy from his ow. The nine studies show the complex processes by which an ancient scientist and his work gained and subsequently lost an overreaching reputation and authority. Show all. Table of contents (8 chapters)

Ptolemy in Perspective traces reactions to Ptolemy from his ow. Table of contents (8 chapters). An Unpublished Astronomical Papyrus Contemporary with Ptolemy.

Ptolemy in Perspective book. Ptolemy was the most important physical scientist of the Roman Empire, and for a millennium and a half his writings on astronomy, astrology, and geography were models for imitation, resources for new work, and targets of criticism. Ptolemy in Perspective traces reactions to Ptolemy from his own times to ours.

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Ptolemy in Perspective traces reactions to Ptolemy from his own times to ours.

Introduction Anne Tihon An unpublished astronomical papyrus contemporary with Ptolemy Alexander Jones Ancient rejection and Adoption of Ptolemy's Frame of Reference for Longitudes Stephan Heilen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 o. .

Introduction Anne Tihon An unpublished astronomical papyrus contemporary with Ptolemy Alexander Jones Ancient rejection and Adoption of Ptolemy's Frame of Reference for Longitudes Stephan Heilen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.

Ptolemy in perspective. use and criticism of his work from antiquity to the nineteenth century

Ptolemy in perspective. use and criticism of his work from antiquity to the nineteenth century. Published 2010 by Springer in Dordrecht, New York. Volume gathers most of the papers presented at the Caltech conference "Ptolemy in Perspective", held at The Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at the California Institute of Technology, May 31 through June 2, 2007. Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-229).

Ptolemy was the most important physical scientist of the Roman Empire, and for a millennium and a half his writings on astronomy, astrology, and geography were models for imitation, resources for new work, and targets of criticism. Ptolemy in Perspective traces reactions to Ptolemy from his own times to ours. The nine studies show the complex processes by which an ancient scientist and his work gained and subsequently lost an overreaching reputation and authority.