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Author Rosen, Edward, 1906-
Title Copernicus and his successors / Edward Rosen.
Imprint London ; Rio Grande : Hambledon Press, 1995.

Subject Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543 -- Influence -- Astronomy.
Astronomy, Medieval.
Astronomers -- Poland -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (244 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543) was the greatest astronomer of the first half of the sixteenth century and author of the epoch-making treatise On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres (De revolutionibus orbium coelestium), published in Nuremberg in 1543. Edward Rosen, the editor and translator of Copernicus's complete works, was the leading authority on this most celebrated of Renaissance scientists, on whose career and influence he wrote extensively but mainly in the form of articles. The essays in Copernicus and his Successors deal both with the influences on Copernicus, including that of Greek and Arabic thinkers, and with his own life and attitudes. They also examine how he was seen by contemporaries and finally describe his relationship to other scientists, including Galileo, Brahe and Kepler.
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Aristarchus of Samos and Copernicus; 2 Was Copernicus a Pythagorean?; 3 Copernicus' Quotation from Sophocles; 4 The Alfonsine Table and Copernicus: (with the Assistance of Erna Hilf stein); 5 Copernicus and Al-Bitruji; 6 Copernicus' Alleged Priesthood; 7 Copernicus was not a 'Happy Notary': (with the Assistance of Erna Hilf stein); 8 Copernicus' Attitude toward the Common People; 9 Copernicus' Earliest Astronomical Treatise (with Erna Hilfstein); 10 Copernicus on the Phases and the Light of the Planets; 11 Copernicus' Axioms.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780826441102 (electronic bk.)
0826441106 (electronic bk.)
9781852850715
185285071X (acid free paper)
OCLC # 654375582
Additional Format Print version: Rosen, Edward, 1906- Copernicus and his successors. London ; Rio Grande : Hambledon Press, 1995 9781852850715 (DLC) 95020560 (OCoLC)33087249