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Zaccaria Lilio and the shape of the earth: A brief response to Allegro’s “Flat earth science”

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This is a response to James J. Allegro’s article “The bottom of the universe: Flat earth science in the Age of Encounter,” published in Volume 55, Number 1, of this journal. Against the solid consensus of modern scholars, Allegro contends that the decades around 1500 saw a resurgence of popular and learned doubts about the existence of a southern hemisphere and the concept of a spherical earth more generally. It can be shown that a substantial part of Allegro’s argument rests on an erroneous ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/0073275317714933

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
All Souls College
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
History of Science Journal website
Volume:
55
Issue:
4
Pages:
490-498
Publication date:
2017-07-03
Acceptance date:
2017-05-16
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EISSN:
1753-8564
ISSN:
0073-2753
Pubs id:
pubs:695456
URN:
uri:16124e4c-f194-4c36-809f-d13a7939308a
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uuid:16124e4c-f194-4c36-809f-d13a7939308a
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pubs:695456

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