De sphaera of Johannes de Sacrobosco in the Early Modern Period [electronic resource] :The Authors of the Commentaries / edited by Matteo Valleriani.
Contributor(s): Valleriani, Matteo [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookPublisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2020.Edition: 1st ed. 2020.Description: XV, 396 p. 56 illus., 48 illus. in color. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783030308339.Subject(s): History | Europe—History | Mathematics | Books—History | History of Science | European History | History of Mathematical Sciences | History of the Book | Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinaryDDC classification: 509 Online resources: Click here to access online
Chapter 1. Authors and Commentaries on The Sphere of Sacrobosco in the Early Modern Period -- Chapter 2. A Lathe and the Material Sphere: Astronomical Technique at the Origins of the Cosmographical Handbook -- Chapter 3. Pedro Sánchez Ciruelo. A Commentary to The Sphere with a Defense of Astrology -- Chapter 4. Francesco Capuano da Manfredonia. - Chapter 5. Conrad Tockler’s Research Agenda -- Chapter 6. John of Glogów -- Chapter 7. Sacrobosco’s Sphere in Spain and Portugal -- Chapter 8. Oronce Fine: From the Edition of Sacrobosco’s Sphere (1516) to the Cosmographia (1532) -- Chapter 9. The Reception of Cosmography in Vienna during the “Integral Humanism” -- Chapter 10. Borrowers and Innovators in the Printing History of Sacrobosco: The Case of the “in-octavo” Tradition -- Chapter 11. The Sphere of Elie Vinet and Guillaume des Bordes: Networks and Knowledge’s Building -- Chapter 12. André do Avelar and the teaching of Sacrobosco’s Sphæra in the University of Coimbra -- Chapter 13. Franco Burgersdijk (1590–1635): Author of the Dutch Tractatus de sphaera.
This open access book explores commentaries on an influential text of pre-Copernican astronomy in Europe. It features essays that take a close look at key intellectuals and how they engaged with the main ideas of this qualitative introduction to geocentric cosmology. Johannes de Sacrobosco compiled his Tractatus de sphaera during the thirteenth century in the frame of his teaching activities at the then recently founded University of Paris. It soon became a mandatory text all over Europe. As a result, a tradition of commentaries to the text was soon established and flourished until the second half of the 17th century. Here, readers will find an informative overview of these commentaries complete with a rich context. The essays explore the educational and social backgrounds of the writers. They also detail how their careers developed after the publication of their commentaries, the institutions and patrons they were affiliated with, what their agenda was, and whether and how they actually accomplished it. The editor of this collection considers these scientific commentaries as genuine scientific works. The contributors investigate them here not only in reference to the work on which it comments but also, and especially, as independent scientific contributions that are socially, institutionally, and intellectually contextualized around their authors.