A rebuttal of recent arguments for Maragha influence on Copernicus

  title={A rebuttal of recent arguments for Maragha influence on Copernicus},
  author={Viktor Bl{\aa}sj{\"o}},
  journal={Studia Historiae Scientiarum},
  • Viktor Blåsjö
  • Published 12 December 2018
  • Physics
  • Studia Historiae Scientiarum
I reply to recent arguments by Peter Barker & Tofigh Heidarzadeh, Arun Bala, and F. Jamil Ragep claiming that certain aspects Copernicus’s astronomical models where influenced by late Islamic authors connected with the Maragha school. In particular, I argue that: the deleted passage in De revolutionibus that allegedly references unspecified previous authors on the Tusi couple actually refers to a simple harmonic motion, and not the Tusi couple; the arguments based on lettering and other… 
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