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William R. Newman
The present work contains a critical edition, translation, and study of the Summa perfectionis of Pseudo-Geber, the most influential of the many texts of medieval alchemy. The study addresses such questions as the author's identity, his corpuscular theory of matter, the influence of the Summa, ...
A detailed analysis of the geocentric distances of the sun and moon as found in Ptolemy's Amalgest, in both the manuscript version and the Nuremberg edition of Copernicus' De Revolutionibus, and in a manuscript of Erasmus Reinhold ("Commentarius in opus Revolutionum Copernici") in which he ...
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