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Neugebauer, O. (Otto) 1899-1990

Works: 391 works in 1,486 publications in 17 languages and 11,288 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Periodicals  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, Adapter, Correspondent, Honoree, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Redactor, Transcriber, Recipient
Classifications: QA22, 510.93
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Most widely held works by O Neugebauer
The exact sciences in antiquity by O Neugebauer( Book )

125 editions published between 1921 and 2004 in 9 languages and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy and history : selected essays by O Neugebauer( Book )

14 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 550 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 Noel M Swerdlow( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 507 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
Astronomical cuneiform texts : Babylonian ephemerides of the Seleucid period for the motion of the sun, the moon, and the planets by O Neugebauer( Book )

83 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE MOON IX PREFACE TO THE SPRINGER EDITION When this collection of Babylonian astronomical purpose of column of the lunar ephemerides (by texts was published in 1955 (a date omitted by Aaboe) and the explanation of the method of computing the eclipse text ACT No. 6o (by Hamilton mistake from the title page), it contained all texts of this type that I could lay my hands on. As was to be and Aaboe). Some of these advances I have tried to incorporate into my History of Ancient Mathematical expected, the past 25 years provided more fragments, identified by A. Sachs and A. Aaboe in the British Astronomy (1975), which should be used as a guide to Museum and listed below. Also, some new joins the more recent literature. could be made and some errors of mine corrected. My sincerest thanks go to Springer-Verlag for Nevertheless, I think one still can consider the making this work again available to students of material of 1955 to be representative of what has been ancient astronomy. The Institute for Advanced preserved of the mathematical astronomy of the Study, which together with Brown University has Seleucid period. supported my work for more than four decades, has In the meantime, far more progress has been made graciously given its permission for this reprint. in our understanding of Babylonian astronomy, mainly by the publications of Aaboe, Hamilton, Maeyama, Sachs, van der Waerden, and others. As an Princeton 0
Zentralblatt für Mathematik und Ihre Grenzgebiete( )

in German and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vorlesungen über Geschichte der antiken mathematischen Wissenchaften con O. Neugebauer by O Neugebauer( Book )

55 editions published between 1934 and 1969 in 4 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek horoscopes by O Neugebauer( Book )

28 editions published between 1959 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

34 editions published in 1962 in 6 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in civilization by University of Pennsylvania( Book )

3 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptian astronomical texts by O Neugebauer( Book )

in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbuch der Astronomie by Ptolemy( Book )

26 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethiopic astronomy and computus by O Neugebauer( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1902 and 1962 in 6 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paulou Alexandreōs eisagōgika = Pauli Alexandrini Elementa apotelesmatica by William Lilly( Book )

29 editions published between 1958 and 1962 in 6 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains a translation of the Introduction to Astrology by the 4th century astrologer Paul of Alexandria, with the Medieval Scholia, an excerpt from the Commentary by Heliodorus (or Olympiodorus) and some Notes on the Astronomical matters mentioned by Paul
Mathematische Keilschrift-Texte. Mathematical cuneiform texts by O Neugebauer( Book )

40 editions published between 1935 and 1973 in 5 languages and held by 105 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 8 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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