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Henry Bate’s 'Tabule Machlinenses': The earliest astronomical tables by a Latin author

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The known works of the medieval astronomer/astrologer Henry Bate (1246–after 1310) include a set of planetary mean motion tables for the meridian of his Flemish hometown Mechelen. These tables survive in three manuscripts representing two significantly different recensions, but have never been examined for their principles of construction or underlying parameters. Such analysis reveals that Bate employed an unusual value for the length of the tropical year (c.365 1/4 − 1/112 days), which was ...

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10.1080/00033790.2018.1542741

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
All Souls College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-7454-8058
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Annals of Science Journal website
Volume:
75
Issue:
4
Pages:
275-303
Publication date:
2018-11-08
Acceptance date:
2018-10-28
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EISSN:
1464-505X
ISSN:
0003-3790
Source identifiers:
935207
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pubs:935207
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uuid:c62e5aba-6924-4846-b699-2a4a5c0ff1be
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pubs:935207
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2018-10-28

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