Epilogue – the Other Ptolemy

  • Olaf Pedersen
Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)


The main purpose of the preceding chapters was to present modern students with an outline of the Almagest in such a way that its inner structure would become clear. A secondary purpose was to express the fundamental concepts and relations of Pto- lemaic astronomy in a way profitable to the study of Mediaeval astronomy. However, from the latter point of view it will be convenient to conclude with a few words on some other Ptolemaic works of particular importance to the Middle Ages.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olaf Pedersen
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  1. 1.History of Science DepartmentUniversity of AarhusAarhusDenmark

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