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NOTES ON THE TRANSMISSION OF PTOLEMY’S ALMAGEST THE ERA OF COPERNICUS

@inproceedings{Krisciunas2019NOTESOT,
  title={NOTES ON THE TRANSMISSION OF PTOLEMY’S ALMAGEST THE ERA OF COPERNICUS},
  author={K. Krisciunas and Bel{\'e}n Bistu{\'e}},
  year={2019}
}
We trace the transmission of Ptolemy‘s Almagest from the time of its composition to Arabic translations, Latin translations, and the Epitome of the Almagest by Peurbach and Regiomontanus. Along the way, Ptolemaic astronomy and Aristotelian science acquired some new features in thirteenth century Marāgha and fourteenth century Damascus which may or may not have been transmitted to Copernicus himself. While present evidence still indicates that Copernicus derived his geodynamic, heliocentric… Expand

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