Bearing the Heavens: Tycho Brahe and the Astronomical Community of the Late Sixteenth Century

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 29, 2007 - History - 354 pages
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This book is a study of the astronomical culture of sixteenth-century Europe. It examines, in particular, the ways in which members of the nascent international astronomical community shared information, attracted patronage and respect for their work, and conducted their disputes. Particular attention is paid to the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), known for his observatory Uraniborg on the island of Hven, his operation of a printing press, and his development of a third world-system to rival those of Ptolemy and Copernicus. Adam Mosley examines the ways in which Tycho interacted with a Europe-wide network of scholars, looking not only at how he constructed his reputation through print, but also at his use of correspondence and the role that instruments played as vehicles for data and theories. The book will be of interest to historians of science, historians of the book, and historians of early modern culture in general.
 

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Contents

Section 1
8
Section 2
11
Section 3
14
Section 4
15
Section 5
17
Section 6
31
Section 7
43
Section 8
57
Section 12
131
Section 13
209
Section 14
211
Section 15
212
Section 16
215
Section 17
219
Section 18
248
Section 19
261

Section 9
116
Section 10
127
Section 11
130
Section 20
281
Section 21
289

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Adam Mosley is Lecturer in History at the University of Wales Swansea.

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