Aspects of the Astrolabe : 'architectonica Ratio' in Tenth- and Eleventh- Century Europe (Paperback)

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The astrolabe - often quoted as "the earliest computer" - is a mechanical instrument capable of performing astronomical computations. This study offers a new interpretation of its role in the Latin culture of the High Middle Ages, highlighting its epistemological significance.


Publisher Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH
Mfg Part# 9783515091299
SKU 211827329
Format Paperback
ISBN10 3515091297
Release Date 8/7/2009
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