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Planetary Order, Astronomical Reform, and the Extraordinary Course of Nature

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Attention to the science of astronomy, already so well sustained in the Wittenberg cultural sphere, received an unexpected boost with the dramatic and unheralded arrival of two apparitions in the ... More


A Proliferation of Readings

Robert S. Westman

in The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254817
eISBN:
9780520948167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254817.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1580s, second-generation interpreters of De Revolutionibus, mostly Nullists, rapidly produced a spate of new readings. These readings opened up issues that Nicolaus Copernicus himself had ... More


Tycho's SN Of AD 1572

F. Richard Stephenson and David A. Green

in Historical Supernovae and their Remnants

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198507666
eISBN:
9780191709876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507666.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Although this brilliant SN was recorded in both China and Korea, European measurements of its changing brightness and position are far superior to those from East Asia. Appearing in Cassiopeia, the ... More


Hamlet's Machine

Howard Marchitello

in The Machine in the Text: Science and Literature in the Age of Shakespeare and Galileo

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608058
eISBN:
9780191729492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608058.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The point of departure for this chapter is the critique of the loss of experience in modernity—a critique perhaps inaugurated in Shakespeare's play. In Hamlet, experience is destabilized through the ... More


David Gans and the First Mention of Copernicus in Hebrew Literature

Jeremy Brown

in New Heavens and a New Earth: The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199754793
eISBN:
9780199345083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754793.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

David Gans (1541-1613) was a Jewish polymath who lived in Prague and wrote a book on astronomy called Nehmad Vena’im (Delightful and Pleasant). This was the first Hebrew book to mention Copernicus by ... More


Histories of Heaven

Alastair Fowler

in Time's Purpled Masquers: Stars and the Afterlife in Renaissance English Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183402
eISBN:
9780191674037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183402.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Renaissance science and theology interacted rather than diverged, in a period of fruitful dialogue. Renaissance astronomy, with its combination of ... More


Becoming a “Great Magneticall Man”

Nick Wilding

in Galileo's Idol: Gianfrancesco Sagredo and the Politics of Knowledge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226166971
eISBN:
9780226167022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167022.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Sagredo’s gradual entry into disparate epistolary networks is described, within several determining contexts. First, the conflict between the Jesuit College and the University in Padua, which had ... More


Stellar Afterlives

Alastair Fowler

in Time's Purpled Masquers: Stars and the Afterlife in Renaissance English Literature

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183402
eISBN:
9780191674037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183402.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Stars and the afterlife occur in English literature during the Renaissance. An aspiration to be stellified (translated to the stars) went back to ... More


Fromondus versus Galileo on Comets

Roger Ariew

in History of Universities Volume XXXIII/2

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780192893833
eISBN:
9780191914799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893833.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This contribution shows how Aristotelian authors used Aristotelian principles they deemed more fundamental to deny Aristotelian tenets they regarded as secondary. This general point is illustrated by ... More


Relaxed Verb Second in Classical Portuguese

Charlotte Galves

in Rethinking Verb Second

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198844303
eISBN:
9780191879845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844303.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Based on the quantitative and qualitative study of 11 syntactically parsed texts (485,767 words) from the Tycho Brahe Parsed Corpus of Historical Portuguese, this chapter argues that Classical ... 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


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