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2. Astronomy in antiquity

2. Astronomy in antiquity  

Michael Hoskin

in The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775727
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.003.0002
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9780192803061
‘Astronomy in Antiquity’ traces the origins of astronomy, which emerged for different reasons in Egypt and Babylon. In Egypt the far-flung kingdom required a well-established calendar to ... More
3. Astronomy in the Middle Ages

3. Astronomy in the Middle Ages  

Michael Hoskin

in The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775727
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192803061
‘Astronomy in the Middle Ages’ examines how the ideas of Ptolemy and antiquity were preserved and transmitted, initially by the scholars of Islam. They built a number of observatories and ... More
2. The architecture of the heavens

2. The architecture of the heavens  

Owen Gingerich

in Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
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9780190605520
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199330966.003.0003
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During his studies, Copernicus learned three important details about celestial motions that would provide a fundamental foundation for his future astronomical work. First, the sun moves ... More
The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Hoskin

Print Publication Year: 
May 2003
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775727
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192803061.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780192803061
The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introduction traces the history of Western astronomy, from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid-nineteenth century ... More
5. Competing with Ptolemy

5. Competing with Ptolemy  

Owen Gingerich

in Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2016
eISBN: 
9780190605520
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199330966.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199330966
In 1515, a full Latin translation of Ptolemy’s account of his geocentric cosmology was printed. Copernicus soon realized that his own radical cosmology would need a comparable book—with a ... More

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