By Olaf Pedersen,Alexander Jones

The Almagest, by way of the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is an important surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, supplying historians worthy perception into the astronomy and arithmetic of the traditional world.

Pedersen's 1974 e-book, A Survey of the Almagest, is the latest in a protracted culture of partners to the Almagest. half paraphrase and half statement, Pedersen's paintings has earned the common compliment of historians and serves because the definitive introductory textual content for college students drawn to learning the Almagest.

In this revised version, Alexander Jones, a exclusive authority at the historical past of early astronomy, offers supplementary info and statement to the unique textual content to account for scholarship that has seemed on account that 1974. This revision additionally comprises numerous corrections to Pedersen's unique textual content which have been pointed out on account that its publication.

This quantity is meant to supply scholars of the background of astronomy with a self-contained advent to the Almagest, assisting them to appreciate and get pleasure from Ptolemy's nice and classical work.

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