Archimedes

Ptolemy in Perspective

Use and Criticism of his Work from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

Editors: Jones, Alexander (Ed.)

  • Offers a comprehensive study of the "afterlife" of one of antiquity's greatest scientists
  • Shows how the study of the past has persistently intertwined with current science
  • Presents important new insights from recently discovered or little-studied documents
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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.

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eBook 178,49 €
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  • Included format: PDF
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Hardcover 207,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
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Softcover 227,76 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3086-1
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ptolemy in Perspective
Book Subtitle
Use and Criticism of his Work from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century
Editors
  • Alexander Jones
Series Title
Archimedes
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2788-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2788-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2787-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3086-1
Series ISSN
1385-0180
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 229
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