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Neugebauer, O. (Otto) 1899-1990

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Most widely held works by O Neugebauer
The exact sciences in antiquity by O Neugebauer( Book )

127 editions published between 1921 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 2,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of ancient mathematical astronomy by O Neugebauer( Book )

60 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and German and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At once the most comprehensive and detailed history of ancient astronomy undertaken. From Meton of Athens in the fifth century B.C. and the unnamed scribes of Babylon, through Hipparchus and Ptolemy, to the shadowy figures of Olympiodorus and Stephanus in the early period of the Byzantine Empire, from primitive shadow tables and calendars of star phases, through Babylonian ephemerides and the Almagest, to the odd fragments preserved in late astrologers, the entire panorama of astronomy is set forth
Astronomy and history : selected essays by O Neugebauer( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection of papers assembled here on a variety of topics in ancient and medieval astronomy was originally suggested by Noel Swerdlow of the University of Chicago. He was also instrumental in making a selection* which would, in general, be on the same level as my book The Exact Sciences in Antiquity. It may also provide a general background for my more technical History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy and for my edition of Astronomi cal Cuneiform Texts. Several of these republished articles were written because I wanted to put to rest well-entrenched historical myths which could not withstand close scrutiny of the sources. Examples are the supposed astronomical origin of the Egyptian calendar (see [9]), the discovery of precession by the Babylonians [16], and the "simplification" of the Ptolemaic system in Copernicus' De Revolutionibus [40]. In all of my work I have striven to present as accurately as I could what the original sources reveal (which is often very different from the received view). Thus, in [32] discussion of the technical terminology illuminates the meaning of an ancient passage which has been frequently misused to support modern theories about ancient heliocentrism; in [33] an almost isolated instance reveals how Greek world-maps really looked; and in [43] the Alexandrian Easter computus, held in awe by many historians, is shown from Ethiopic sources to be based on very simple procedures
Mathematical astronomy in Copernicus's De revolutionibus by N. M Swerdlow( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When I first laid out the framework for A History of Ancient Mathe matical Astronomy, I intended to carry the discussion down to the last applications of Greek astronomical methodology, i. e. Copernicus, Brahe, and Kepler. But as the work proceeded, it became evident that this plan was much too ambitious, and so I decided to terminate my History with late antiquity, well before Islam. Nevertheless, I did not discard the running commentary that I had prepared when studying De revolutionibus in its relation to the methodology of the Almagest. Only recently, E.S. Kennedy and his collaborators had opened access to the" Maragha School" (mainly Ibn ash-Shalir), revealing close parallels to Copernicus's procedures. Accordingly, it seemed useful to make available a modern analysis of De revolutionibus, and thus in 1975 I prepared for publication "Notes on Copernicus." In the meantime, however, Noel Swerdlow, also starting from Greek astronomy, not only extended his work into a deep analysis of De revolu tionibus, but also systematically investigated its sources and predecessors (Peurbach, Regiomontanus, etc.). I was aware of these studies through his publications as well as from numerous conversations on the subject at The Institute for Advanced Study and at Brown University. It became clear to me that my own investigations lay at too superficial a level, and I therefore withdrew my manuscript and suggested to Swerdlow that he undertake a thoroughgoing revision and amplification of my "Notes." His acceptance of my proposal initiated the present publication
Zentralblatt für Mathematik und Ihre Grenzgebiete( )

in German and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek horoscopes by O Neugebauer( Book )

29 editions published between 1959 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical cuneiform texts by O Neugebauer( Book )

17 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vorlesungen über geschichte der antiken mathematischen wissenschaften by O Neugebauer( Book )

72 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heliodori, ut dicitur, In Paulum Alexandrinum commentarium by Heliodorus( Book )

32 editions published in 1962 in 5 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vorlesungen über die entwicklung der mathematik im 19. jahrhundert by Felix Klein( Book )

31 editions published between 1926 and 1979 in German and English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The calendars of Athens by W. Kendrick Pritchett( Book )

18 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Byzantine astronomical terminology by O Neugebauer( Book )

4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in civilization by University of Pennsylvania( Book )

4 editions published between 1941 and 2017 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptian astronomical texts by O Neugebauer( Book )

in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The almagest by Ptolemy( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in German and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler--Great Books
Ethiopic astronomy and computus by O Neugebauer( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and German and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomical tables of al-Khwārizmi by Muḥammad ibn Mūsá Khuwārizmī( Book )

25 editions published between 1902 and 1962 in 5 languages and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papyrus Carlsberg No. I, ein hieratisch-demotischer kosmologischer Text by H. O Lange( Book )

18 editions published in 1940 in 5 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mathematician's journeys : Otto Neugebauer and modern transformations of ancient science by Alexander Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores facets of Otto Neugebauer's career, his impact on the history and practice of mathematics, and the ways in which his legacy has been preserved or transformed in recent decades, looking ahead to the directions in which the study of the history of science will head in the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, more than any other scholar of recent times, shaped the way we perceive premodern science. Through his scholarship and influence on students and collaborators, he inculcated both an approach to historical research on ancient and medieval mathematics and astronomy through precise mathematical and philological study of texts, and a vision of these sciences as systems of knowledge and method that spread outward from the ancient Near Eastern civilizations, crossing cultural boundaries and circulating over a tremendous geographical expanse of the Old World from the Atlantic to India
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The exact sciences in antiquity
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