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Goldstein, Bernard R.

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Works: 138 works in 282 publications in 5 languages and 5,655 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Translator
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Most widely held works by Bernard R Goldstein
The astronomy of Levi ben Gerson (1288-1344) : a critical edition of chapters 1-20 with translation and commentary by Levi ben Gershom( Book )

21 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 264 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)
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 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy in the Iberian Peninsula : Abraham Zacut and the transition from manuscript to print by José Chabás( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1967 in English and Arabic and held by 219 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 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

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 78 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 )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 73 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
Preliminary remarks on Levi ben Gerson's contributions to astronomy by Bernard R Goldstein( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alfonsine tables of Toledo by José Chabás( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 11 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
New foundations in the history of astronomy : four papers in honor of Bernard R. Goldstein( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The astronomical tables of Levi Ben Gerson by Levi ben Gershom( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The astronomy of Levi ben Gerson (1288-1344) : a critical edition of chapters 1-20 with translation and commentary
Alternative Names
Bernard R. Goldstein storico statunitense

Bernard Raphael Goldstein

Bernard Raphael Goldstein historien américain

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-

Goldstein, Bernard R.

Goldstein Bernard R. 1938-....

Goldstein, Bernard Raphael.

Goldstein, Bernard Raphael 1938-

גולדשטיין, ברוך רפאל

גולדשטין, ב.ר.

גולדשטין, ברוך רפאל

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Astronomy in the Iberian Peninsula : Abraham Zacut and the transition from manuscript to printFrom summetria to symmetry : the making of a revolutionary scientific conceptThe Alfonsine tables of Toledo