Copernicus and His Islamic Predecessors: Some Historical Remarks

  title={Copernicus and His Islamic Predecessors: Some Historical Remarks},
  author={F. J. Ragep},
  journal={History of Science},
  pages={65 - 81}
  • F. J. Ragep
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • History of Science
  • Based upon research over the past half century, there has been a growing recognition that a number of mathematical models used by Copernicus had originally been developed by Islamic astronomers. This has led to speculation about how Copernicus may have learned of these models and the role they played in the development of his revolutionary, heliocentric cosmology. Most discussion of this connection has thus far been confined to fairly technical issues related to these models; recently, though… CONTINUE READING
    22 Citations