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A reluctant innovator: Greco-Arabic astronomy in the Computus of Magister Cunestabulus (1175)

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This article is dedicated to the obscure Computus of Magister Cunestabulus (England, 1175), which offers a unique spotlight on the way the twelfth-century ‘Renaissance’ in mathematical astronomy impacted the Latin computistical tradition. Armed with an unusually broad array of sources newly translated from Arabic, among them Ptolemy’s Almagest, Cunestabulus applied his advanced knowledge in the service of traditional Latin learning and established Church doctrine, defending the non-existence ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1163/15733823-00221p02

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers
Journal:
Early Science and Medicine More from this journal
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Pages:
24 – 54
Publication date:
2017-03-22
Acceptance date:
2016-11-29
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EISSN:
1383-7427
ISSN:
1573-3823
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pubs:664298
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uuid:0bd284e4-1df7-417d-bf85-b2a10c5a134d
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pubs:664298
Source identifiers:
117347
Deposit date:
2016-12-07

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