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Ptolemy in Perspective

Alexander Jones

Published by Springer-Verlag Gmbh Dez 2009, 2009
ISBN 10: 9048127874 / ISBN 13: 9789048127870
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Title: Ptolemy in Perspective

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Gmbh Dez 2009

Publication Date: 2009

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Neuware - 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. 229 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9789048127870

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Synopsis: 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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