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The Cosmic Body

Vesna A. Wallace

in The Inner Kalacakratantra: A Buddhist Tantric View of the Individual

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195122114
eISBN:
9780199834808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195122119.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Kālacakratantra's cosmology is structured on several theoretical models. In its interpretation of the conventional nature of the cosmos, the Kālacakratantra combines to some degree the Vaibhāṣika ... More


 Maps and Myths in the Matsya Purana

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the vast mythological texts called Puranas, with a special focus on the Matsya Purana. The vast cosmological periods (yugas) and the maps of the universe contained in these ... More


Spectrology

Timothy Chesters

in Ghost Stories in Late Renaissance France: Walking by Night

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599806
eISBN:
9780191723537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599806.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter is devoted to the most compendious volume of ghost narratives printed in early modern Europe, Pierre Le Loyer's Quatre livres des specters (1586). Le Loyer's career and text are reviewed ... More


The Study of Nature as Vaishnava-Yoga

Jonathan B. Edelmann

in Hindu Theology and Biology: The Bhagavata Purana and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199641543
eISBN:
9780191732232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641543.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, Religious Studies

Explains how and why the study of the natural world is important within the Bhāgavata Purāṇa’s theology and practice, arguing that the text sees the development of an analytic and quantitative ... More


Epilogue: From Cosmography to Cosmopolitanism

Ayesha Ramachandran

in The Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288796
eISBN:
9780226288826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288826.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The epilogue begins with an explication of the famous Fool’s Cap Map and outlines the major thematic arcs of the book’s meditation on worldmaking: the circular dialectic from the self to world and ... More


Watch this space (getting round 1.215–46)

John Henderson

in Forgotten Stars: Rediscovering Manilius' Astronomica

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586462
eISBN:
9780191724961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586462.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter concentrates on the run of summarized astronomic basics given in Manilius, Astronomica 1.215-46 to ground the main work of delivering astrology to Roman epic. The three points dealt with ... More


The Emergence of Kepler's Copernican Representation

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/9780520254817.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

At the end of the 1580s, Nicolaus Copernicus's theory was one alternative amid a proliferating field of representations of celestial order. Copernicus's proponents were distributed among different ... More


Hopewell Cosmography at Newark and Chillicothe, Ohio

Hively Ray and Horn Robert

in Hopewell Settlement Patterns, Subsistence, and Symbolic Landscapes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034553
eISBN:
9780813039190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034553.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter is an extension of pioneer work on the astronomical alignments of the geometrical earthworks of Newark and Chillicothe with a more global approach, not only situating the Newark ... More


Conclusion

in Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675343
eISBN:
9780226675374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675374.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts from the author. This study of the Spanish royal cosmographers challenges the conclusions of recent studies of ... More


Introduction

in Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751773
eISBN:
9780804767736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751773.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book introduces the earliest identifiable tradition in the history of Chinese alchemy. Named after the celestial domain from which its teachings had descended and to which they promised ascent, ... More


Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World

Maria M. Portuondo

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675343
eISBN:
9780226675374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675374.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The discovery of the New World raised many questions for early modern scientists: What did these lands contain? Where did they lie in relation to Europe? Who lived there, and what were their ... More


On the Opposition of the Two Spirits: That Is, How the Demon Chiefs Came Spiritually to Oppose the Spiritual Deities

Domenico Agostini and Samuel Thrope

in The Bundahišn: The Zoroastrian Book of Creation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190879044
eISBN:
9780190879075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879044.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapters 5 is divided into three parts. The first section includes a list of the good spirits and their respective antagonists. This section also discusses the demonic nature of the planets and their ... More


Geography in Practice

in Placing the Enlightenment: Thinking Geographically about the Age of Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226904054
eISBN:
9780226904078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226904078.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Enlightenment thinkers and writers turned to geography in many ways to understand and to represent their world. This chapter examines three themes to illustrate what this means. What connects them is ... More


Cosmographical Styles at the Casa, Consejo, and Corte

in Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675343
eISBN:
9780226675374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675374.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows cosmography at a turning point. Fifty years of trying to incorporate knowledge of the New World into the cosmographical corpus had highlighted some deficiencies within ... More


The Cosmographer at Work

in Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675343
eISBN:
9780226675374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675374.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines Juan López de Velasco's principal cosmographical work, the Geografía y descripción de las Indias (1574), and a subsequent shorter work, the Sumario (c. 1580)—two works that ... More


Constructing a Cosmographical Epistemology

in Secret Science: Spanish Cosmography and the New World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226675343
eISBN:
9780226675374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226675374.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In response to his critics, Juan López de Velasco set in motion the most ambitious and successful program ever attempted during the early modern era for collecting geographical, ethnographical, and ... More


Cosmography at the Casa, Consejo, and Corte During the Century of Discovery

María M. Portuondo

in Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753586
eISBN:
9780804776332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753586.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the cosmographical practices of Spanish royal cosmographers at the Casa (Casa de la Contratación), Consejo (Council of Indies), and Corte (Habsburg Royal Court) during the ... More


The Invention of Climatography

Deborah R. Coen

in Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226398822
eISBN:
9780226555027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226555027.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces a nineteenth-century genre that aimed to make atmospheric data meaningful to readers of diverse backgrounds. Climatography emerged as an environmental genre in the middle of ... More


Promoting Paradise, Ordering Wilderness: Topographical Optimism Meets Agricultural Reality

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 2 engages recent environmental criticism, tracing a transition of terms describing New England landscapes from John Smith’s present “paradise” to the “hideous and desolate wilderness” of ... More


Rabelais: Worlds Introjected

Tom Conley

in An Errant Eye: Poetry and Topography in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669646
eISBN:
9781452946573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669646.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the Itinerarium provinciarum by Antonini Augusti and its 1512 issue edited by Geoffroy Tory, a map emblematic of the relationship of topography and cosmography in the early ... More


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