Astronomy
(5,096 words)

With the gradual acceptance of the Heliocentric system proposed by Copernicus, the science of astronomy underwent seismic change from the 16th century. Some historians would identify crucial roots of the so-called “scientific revolution” of the 16th and 17th centu…

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Guicciardini, Niccolò, “Astronomy”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 19 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017139>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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