Book ID: CBB000772115

Studies in Medieval Astronomy and Optics (2006)


Mancha, José Luis (Author)

Ashgate, Variorum

Publication Date: 2006
Physical Details: x + 182 pp.; ill.; bibl.; index
Language: English

Description Concerning the process of translation among Latin, Hebrew, and Arabic texts and the transmission of knowledge, Mancha looks at the theory and astronomical use of the pinhole camera in the 12th and 13th centuries, the characteristics of the Latin and Provençal versions of Levi ben Gerson's astronomical work, and the survival of homocentric astronomy in the Middle Ages.

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Authors & Contributors
Goldstein, Bernard R.
Mancha, J. L.
Glasner, Ruth
Iqbal, Muzaffar
Robinson, James T.
Simonson, Shai
Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Suhayl: Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation
Historia Mathematica
Archives d'Histoire Doctrinale et Littéraire du Moyen Âge
Intellectual History of the Islamicate World
Transmission of ideas
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Jewish civilization and culture
Levi Ben Gershon
al-Bitruji, Abu Ishaq, al-Ishbili
Postel, Guillaume
Guillaume de Conches
Constantinus Africanus
Time Periods
12th century
16th century
Early modern

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