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Astronomy

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

MS 128: Composite manuscript including two texts, 14th century

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Identifier: MS 128
Contents Contains two texts, in two different hands.
ff. 1-11v: 'De sphaera mundi' by Johannes de Sacrobosco
ff. 12r-16: 'De Substantia orbis' [incomplete] by Averroes

Writing Fairly written by two hands, with diagrams, but initials have not been inserted.
Dates: 14th century

MS 129: Astronomical treatise known as Theorica Planetarum by an unknown author, 15th century

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Identifier: MS 129
Contents This 15th century manuscript is a copy of an astronomical text known as the Theorica Planetarum, which was incredibly popular in the medieval period, and survives in over 200 manuscript copies. There has been much debate on the authorship of this text, and it has been attributed to Robert Grosseteste, and also Gerard of Cremona. However, it seems most likely that this text, of which MS 128 is a copy, is the work of an anonymous teacher of astronomy from about...
Dates: 15th century