Cambridge University Press, 1994
Hardback, with dust-jacket, pp.816
Condition: Used – Good/VG. Although this book has been read it is clearly in very good shape, without notes or highlights.the Dust-jacket is in excellent repair.
Edward Grant describes the extraordinary range of themes, ideas, and arguments that constituted scholastic cosmology for approximately five hundred years, from around 1200 to 1700. Primary emphasis is placed on the world as a whole, what might lie beyond it, and the celestial region, which extended from the Moon to the outermost convex surface of the cosmos. Another important aspect of this study is how natural philosophers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries responded to the new interpretations of a heliocentric instead of a geoheliocentric Aristotelian cosmology.
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