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Goldstein, Bernard R.

Overview
Works: 137 works in 246 publications in 6 languages and 4,404 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Translator
Classifications: Q11, 520.9
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Most widely held works by Bernard R Goldstein
Levi Ben Gerson's prognostication for the conjunction of 1345 by Bernard R Goldstein( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and Latin and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomy of Levi ben Gerson (1288-1344) : a critical edition of chapters 1-20 with translation and commentary by Levi ben Gershom( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in 4 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It would seem that S. Munk was the first modern scholar to draw attention to the significance of Levi ben Gerson's Astronomy, surely the most original work on astronomy written in Hebrew in the Middle Ages. Munk (1859, p. 500) called for a specialist to undertake a serious study of this work, but there was little response to his plea in the succeeding century. Indeed, this is the first edition of the Hebrew text of any part of Levi's Astronomy but for the table of contents (Renan, 1893, pp. 624-32), and the poems celebrating the invention of the Jacob Staff that appear in chapter 9 (Carlebach, 191Oa, pp. 152-53). The text of Levi's Astronomy is written in a ponderous Hebrew style but the content sparkles with originality. The Ptolemaic tradition is subjected to a profound critique based on the idea that the planetary models must conform both to Levi's own observations as well as those of the ancients, and the claim that astronomical theory must be philosophically sound. The enduring vigor of the Ptolemaic tradition has been characterized by O. Neugebauer as fol lows: "There is no better way to convince oneself of the inner coherence of ancient and medieval astronomy than to place side by side the Almagest, al BaWini's Opus astronomicum and Copernicus's De Revolutionibus. Chapter by chapter, theorem by theorem, table by table, these works run parallel" (1957, pp. 205-6)
Astronomy in the Iberian Peninsula : Abraham Zacut and the transition from manuscript to print by José Chabás( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and observation in ancient and medieval astronomy by Bernard R Goldstein( Book )

15 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomical tables of Levi ben Gerson by Bernard R Goldstein( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From ancient omens to statistical mechanics : essays on the exact sciences presented to Asger Aaboe( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomical tables of Giovanni Bianchini by José Chabás( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes and analyses, for the first time, the astronomical tables of Giovanni Bianchini of Ferrara (d. after 1469), explains their context, inserts them into an astronomical tradition that began in Toledo, and addresses their diffusion
From summetria to symmetry : the making of a revolutionary scientific concept by Giora Hon( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The concept of symmetry is inherent to modern science, and its evolution has a complex history that richly exemplifies the dynamics of scientific change. This study is based on primary sources, presented in context: the authors examine closely the trajectory of the concept in the mathematical and scientific disciplines as well as its trajectory in art and architecture. The principal goal is to demonstrate that, despite the variety of usages in many different domains, there is a conceptual unity underlying the invocation of symmetry in the period from antiquity to the 1790s which is distinct from the scientific usages of this term that first emerged in France at the end of the 18th century. The key figure in revolutionizing the concept of symmetry is the mathematician, Adrien-Marie Legendre. His achievements in solid geometry (1794) are contrasted with the views of the philosopher, Immanuel Kant, on the directionality of space (1768)."--Jacket
A survey of European astronomical tables in the late Middle Ages by José Chabás( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a survey of the numerous astronomical tables compiled in the late Middle Ages, which represent a major intellectual enterprise. Such tables were often the best way available at the time for transmitting precise information to the reader
Abraham Zacut (1452-1515) y la astronomia en la Peninsula Iberica, by José Chabás( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arabic version of Ptolemy's Planetary hypotheses by Ptolemy( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and Arabic and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preliminary remarks on Levi ben Gerson's contributions to astronomy by Bernard R Goldstein( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomy of Levi Ben Gerson, (1288-1344) by Bernard R Goldstein( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las tablas alfonsíes de Toledo by Josep Chabàs( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alfonsine tables of Toledo by José Chabás( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo is for historians working in the fields of astronomy, science, the Middle Ages, Spanish and other Romance languages. It is also of interest to scholars interested in the history of Castile, in Castilian-French relations in the Middle Ages and in the history of patronage. It explores the Castilian canons of the Alfonsine Tables and offers a study of their context, language, astronomical content, and diffusion. The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo is unique in that it: includes an edition of a crucial text in history of science; provides an explanation of astronomy as it was practiced in the Middle Ages; presents abundant material on early scientific language in Castilian; presents new material on the diffusion of Alfonsine astronomy in Europe; describes the role of royal patronage of science in a medieval context
Ibn al-Muthannā's commentary on the astronomical tables of al-Khwārizmī: two Hebrew versions by Aḥmad Ibn al-Mu_tannāʼ( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy and astrology from the Babylonians to Kepler: Essays presented to Bernard R. Goldstein on the occasion of his 65th birthday( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomy of Levi Ben Gerson (1288 - 1344) : a crit. ed. of ch. 1 - 20 with transl. and commentary by Levi ben Gershom( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in Hebrew and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Medieval computational astronomy by José Chabás( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Middle Ages and early modern times tables were a most successful and economical way to present mathematical procedures and astronomical models and to facilitate computations. Before the sixteenth century astronomical models introduced by Ptolemy in Antiquity were rarely challenged, and innovation consisted in elaborating new methods for calculating planetary positions and other celestial phenomena. Essays on Medieval Computational Astronomy includes twelve articles that focus on astronomical tables, offering many examples where the meaning and purpose of such tables has been determined by careful analysis. In evaluating the work of medieval scholars we are mindful of the importance of applying criteria consistent with their own time, which may be different from those appropriate for other periods.0
The astronomy of Levi ben Gerson : (1288-1344) : a crit. ed. of chapters 1-20 with transl. and comm. by Levi ben Gershom( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The astronomy of Levi ben Gerson (1288-1344) : a critical edition of chapters 1-20 with translation and commentaryThe astronomy of Levi Ben Gerson, (1288-1344)The astronomy of Levi Ben Gerson (1288 - 1344) : a crit. ed. of ch. 1 - 20 with transl. and commentaryThe astronomy of Levi ben Gerson : (1288-1344) : a crit. ed. of chapters 1-20 with transl. and comm.
Alternative Names
Bernard Raphael Goldstein

Goldshṭain, Barukh Refaʾel

Goldshtain, Barukh Refa'el 1938-

Goldstein, B.

Goldstein, B. R.

Goldstein, B. R. 1938-

Goldstein, B. R. (Bernard R.)

Goldstein, Bernard 1938-

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Goldstein, Bernard Raphael.

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Astronomy in the Iberian Peninsula : Abraham Zacut and the transition from manuscript to printThe astronomical tables of Giovanni BianchiniFrom summetria to symmetry : the making of a revolutionary scientific conceptThe astronomy of Levi Ben Gerson, (1288-1344)The Alfonsine tables of ToledoThe astronomy of Levi Ben Gerson (1288 - 1344) : a crit. ed. of ch. 1 - 20 with transl. and commentaryThe astronomy of Levi ben Gerson : (1288-1344) : a crit. ed. of chapters 1-20 with transl. and comm.