Journey Through the Spheres: The Cosmos in the Middle Ages

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1997-03-14
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Questions or issues discussed in the paper include: WHAT IS COSMOLOGY? Descriptions of the structure and operation of the cosmos as it is understood by scholars in any society or civilization. THE ORIGINS OF COSMOLOGY IN THE EUROPEAN MIDDLE AGES BETWEEN 1200 AND 1500 WHO WERE THE COSMOLOGISTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES? THE LITERATURE OF COSMOLOGY THE MACROSTRUCTURE OF THE MEDIEVAL COSMOS COSMOLOGICAL QUESTIONS, PROBLEMS AND RESPONSES IN THE MIDDLE AGES
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Lecture delivered at Rice University, Houston, Texas on Friday, March 14, 1997
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Cosmology, Middle Ages, Medieval, Aristotle, Claudius Ptolemy, Lunar orbs, Christianity, Theology, Empyrean heaven, Firmament, John Buridan, Planets, C.S. Lewis
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