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“The Christian Resolution of the Calendar”: Kepler as Impartial Mathematician

Aviva Rothman

in The Pursuit of Harmony: Kepler on Cosmos, Confession, and Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226496979
eISBN:
9780226497020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226497020.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter seeks to explore the meaning of impartiality for Kepler, and the ways in which he understood it as a virtue that applied to mathematicians in particular. It does so by focusing on ... More


Harmonization and Its Discords

On Barak

in On Time: Technology and Temporality in Modern Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276130
eISBN:
9780520956568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276130.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Chapter 4 (“Out-Dating”) examines how the telegraph “out-dated” the Hijri Muslim calendar, telescoping it into the sphere of religion. Arguably, the main arena for the telegraphic promotion of the ... More


The Harvest of Medieval Calendar Reform

C. Philipp E. Nothaft

in Scandalous Error: Calendar Reform and Calendrical Astronomy in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198799559
eISBN:
9780191839818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799559.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter offers a bird’s-eye view of the 100 years of debate that followed upon Regiomontanus’s death and culminated in the Gregorian Reform of 1582, focusing in particular on the time of the ... More


Bartholomäus Scultetus (1540–1614): Learning, Teaching, and Remembering in the Towns of the Lusatian League

Martin Christ

in Biographies of a Reformation: Religious Change and Confessional Coexistence in Upper Lusatia, 1520-1635

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198868156
eISBN:
9780191904684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868156.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

The fourth chapter centres on the Lutheran mayor Bartholomäus Scultetus (1540–1614) who introduced the Gregorian Calendar to Lusatia and the Bohemian lands. Other Lutheran territories, most notably ... More


Historical Correlatives

Richard Wendorf

in Printing History and Cultural Change: Fashioning the Modern English Text in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780192898135
eISBN:
9780191924583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192898135.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines other eighteenth-century cultural phenomena that may be considered correlative to the modernization of printing conventions. There are four major examples: the publication of ... More


Introduction

Jan-Peter Hartung

in A System of Life: Mawdudi and the Ideologisation of Islam

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199361779
eISBN:
9780199388264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361779.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book focuses on the apocalyptic mood that spread throughout the Muslim world in 1979. This spread is not surprising, especially considering that the year 1979 coincided with the turn to the ... More


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