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The emergence of modern astronomy – a complex mosaic: Part XIII

19 June 2019

In the initial phase of its reception the thing that most interested the readers of De revolutionibus were the planetary tables and ephemerides that Copernicus’ new mathematical...

TEN!

11 June 2019

Sometimes the lights are shinning on me Other times I can barely see Lately it occurs to me What a long strange trip it’s been   That we regard tenth or hundredth anniversaries...

The emergence of modern astronomy – a complex mosaic: Part XII

5 June 2019

Although highly anticipated the expectation placed upon De revolutionibus and the reactions to it were highly diverse and covered a very wide spectrum from complete acceptance to total...

The House of Wisdom is a Myth

29 May 2019

When I first got really interested in the history of science, the history of science of the Islamic empires was not something dealt with in any detail in general works on the topic....