Copernicus and His Successors

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A&C Black, 1995 - Science - 244 pages
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The essays in Copernirus 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.
  

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Contents

Aristarchus of Samos and Copernicus
1
Was Copernicus a Pythagorean?
11
Copernicus Quotation from Sophocles
17
The Alfonsine Table and Copernicus
29
Copernicus and AlBitruji
41
Copernicus Alleged Priesthood
47
Copernicus was not a Happy Notary
57
Copernicus Attitude toward the Common People
63
Copernicus Spheres and Epicycles
117
Copernicus and his Relation to Italian Science
127
Nicholas Copernicus and Giorgio Valla
139
Was Copernicus Revolutions Approved by the Pope
149
Calvins Attitude towards Copernicus
161
The First Map to Show the Earth in Rotation
173
Galileo the Copernican
181
Galileos Misstatements about Copernicus
193

Copernicus Earliest Astronomical Treatise
71
Copernicus on the Phases and the Light of the Planets
81
CopernicusAxioms
99
When did Copernicus Write the Revolutions?
105
Was Copernicus Revolutions Annotated by Tycho Brahe?
205
Kepler and the Lutheran Attitude towards Copernicus
217
Index
239
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