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Campanus of Novara and Medieval Planetary Theory: Theorica planetarum

Benjamin, Francis S. Jr. and G. J. Toomer

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ISBN 10: 029905960X / ISBN 13: 9780299059606
Published by The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wisconsin, 1971
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Sage colored cloth, olive dust jacket, 490 pp., no illus.; weighs 3 lbs. The first English translation and printed Latin text of Campanus of Novara's Theorica planetarum. "One of the most thoroughly studied, best known, and widely cited of scientific treatises in the medieval world, it exerted a profound influence on students of astronomy until the seventeenth century. . Campanus's main purpose in writing the Theorica planetarum was to provide directions for making an 'equatorium,' a mechanical device for computing the positions of the heavenly bodies; however, the scope of the treatise is much wider. More descriptive than explanatory, the Theorica planetarum was the first detailed account of the Ptolemaic astronomical system (the basis for all later medieval cosmology) to be written in the Latin-speaking West." (dj). VG (DJ is corner clipped; otherwise very nice.). Bookseller Inventory # 147189

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Title: Campanus of Novara and Medieval Planetary ...

Publisher: The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wisconsin

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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