The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 30, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 341 pages
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The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo is for historians working in the fields of astronomy, science, the Middle Ages, Spanish and other Romance languages. It is also of interest to scholars interested in the history of Castile, in Castilian-French relations in the Middle Ages and in the history of patronage. It explores the Castilian canons of the Alfonsine Tables and offers a study of their context, language, astronomical content, and diffusion.

The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo is unique in that it: includes an edition of a crucial text in history of science; provides an explanation of astronomy as it was practiced in the Middle Ages; presents abundant material on early scientific language in Castilian; presents new material on the diffusion of Alfonsine astronomy in Europe; describes the role of royal patronage of science in a medieval context.

  

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Contents

Text
9
Glossary of technical terms
95
Astronomical commentary
135
Context
225
The legacy of Alfonsine astronomy
243
Bibliography
307
Notation
321
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