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A Treatise on the Astrolabe (Hardcover, New edition): Geoffrey Chaucer, Sigmund Eisner

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A Treatise on the Astrolabe (Hardcover, New edition)

Geoffrey Chaucer, Sigmund Eisner

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"A Treatise the Astrolabe" by Geoffrey Chaucer is the work of an avid amateur astronomer who happened also to be England's greatest medieval poet. A user of the astrolabe can plot the movement of the stars, tell time, and calculate numerous other results. Chaucer translated and revised a standard Latin treatment of the astrolabe. His treatise, which is generally regarded as one of the first technical manuals in English and a model of how technical manuals should be written.

Not since 1872 has a free-standing edition of "A Treatise the Astrolabe" been published. Thanks to the expertise of its editor, Sigmund Eisner, who supplies sixty-eight illustrations, this Variorum edition provides a more detailed exposition than previously available. Eisner's extensive labors result in the first complete record of textual variants found in the thirty-two surviving manuscripts of the work and in all the major printed text published between 1532 and 1987. This landmark edition also presents a thorough digest of all published commentary on Chaucer's treatise.

Amplified by sixty-eight illustrations, this variorum edition of Chaucer's "A Treatise on the Astrolabe" provides a more detailed exposition of the treatise than has ever before been available.

General

Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2002
First published: August 2002
Authors: Geoffrey Chaucer • Sigmund Eisner
Dimensions: 255 x 180 x 34mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-8061-3413-0
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism
Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Poetry & poets
Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time > Observatories, equipment & methods
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > Classical, early & medieval
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Poetry & poets > General
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LSN: 0-8061-3413-5
Barcode: 9780806134130

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