TITLE

ALBERT OF BRUDZEWO'S LITTLE COMMENTARY ON GEORGE PEURBACH'S 'THEORICAE NOVAE PLANETARUM'

AUTHOR(S)
BARKER, PETER
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Journal for the History of Astronomy;May2013, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p125
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the didactic astronomical text "Little commentary on George Peurbach's 'Theoricae novae planetarum," by astronomer Albert of Brudzewo, Poland. The work was used to instruct astronomy teachers at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. The author is largely concerned with the way in which Brudzewo responds to the notion of celestial orbs developed by astronomer George Peurbach, arguing against historian Edward Rosen's belief that Brudzewo did not believe in the existence of the orbs. The impact of Brudzewo's text on Polish astronomer Nicholas Copernicus' development of the heliocentric model of the Solar System is also explored.
ACCESSION #
86440302

 

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