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The Resource Walcher of Malvern : study, edition, translation, and commentary., De lunationibus and De dracone, C. Philipp E. Nothaft

Walcher of Malvern : study, edition, translation, and commentary., De lunationibus and De dracone, C. Philipp E. Nothaft

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Walcher of Malvern : study, edition, translation, and commentary., De lunationibus and De dracone
Title
Walcher of Malvern
Title remainder
study, edition, translation, and commentary.
Title part
De lunationibus and De dracone
Statement of responsibility
C. Philipp E. Nothaft
Title variation
  • De lunationibus
  • De dracone
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  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
This volume contains the first complete edition and study of the works of Walcher of Malvern, a key figure in Latin astronomy around 1100. 0Walcher, the prior of Great Malvern in Worcestershire (d. 1135), is a landmark figure in the history of medieval science, whose work brought the Latin computistical tradition to its apex while foreshadowing the twelfth-century Renaissance in mathematical astronomy. His most famous achievement is the observation of a lunar eclipse in 1092 with the aid of an astrolabe, which is the first of its kind to be recorded in a Latin source. In spite of his renown, Walcher?s writings have never received any close scrutiny and the precise rationale and modalities behind his observations and calculations remain ill-understood. This volume contains the first complete edition of Walcher?s two known treatises (De lunationibus and De Dracone), together with an English translation and a detailed commentary. An introductory study will elucidate the background to his scientific pursuits and situate them in the intellectual and disciplinary context of the late-eleventh and early-twelfth century, when Latin astronomy underwent a transformative period of lasting significance
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contains biographical information
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EQO
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English with Latin
LC call number
QB41
LC item number
.W3513 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
De diversis artibus
Series volume
t. 101 (n.s. 64)
Target audience
specialized
Label
Walcher of Malvern : study, edition, translation, and commentary., De lunationibus and De dracone, C. Philipp E. Nothaft
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Note
"This volume contains the first complete edition and study of the works of Walcher of Malvern" (publisher's blurb)
Bibliography note
Includes glossary, bibliography (pages 303-338) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction. -- II. Backgrounds and contexts. -- III. The manuscripts. -- Walcerus Malvernensis: De lunationibus. -- Walcher of Malvern: On lunations. -- Walcerus Malvernensis: De dracone. -- Walcher of Malvern: On the dragon. -- Commentary on De lunationibus. -- Commentary on De dracone
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 346 pages, 3 leaves of color facsimiles
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regular print reproduction
Isbn
9782503568768
Lccn
2017417440
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)993342652
  • (OCoLC)ocn993342652
Label
Walcher of Malvern : study, edition, translation, and commentary., De lunationibus and De dracone, C. Philipp E. Nothaft
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This volume contains the first complete edition and study of the works of Walcher of Malvern" (publisher's blurb)
Bibliography note
Includes glossary, bibliography (pages 303-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction. -- II. Backgrounds and contexts. -- III. The manuscripts. -- Walcerus Malvernensis: De lunationibus. -- Walcher of Malvern: On lunations. -- Walcerus Malvernensis: De dracone. -- Walcher of Malvern: On the dragon. -- Commentary on De lunationibus. -- Commentary on De dracone
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 346 pages, 3 leaves of color facsimiles
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9782503568768
Lccn
2017417440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)993342652
  • (OCoLC)ocn993342652

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