The Sphere

Research project, Digitization, Database

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Location: Berlin
Related institutions: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
This project investigates the knowledge tradition that is interwoven with the history of one book: De sphaera of Johannes de Sacrobosco. On the basis of an extended census of the historical sources, the project aims to reconstruct the transformation process—and its mechanisms—undergone by the treatise, and so to explore the evolutionary path, between the thirteenth and the seventeenth centuries, of the scientific system pivoted around cosmological knowledge: the shared scientific identity of Europe.
Related keywords: digital humanities, quadrivium, scientific book