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    Copying and Conflation in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe: A Stemmatic Analysis Using Phylogenetic Software.Catherine Eagleton & Matthew Spencer - 2006 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 37 (2):237-268.
    Chaucer’s Treatise on the astrolabe is one of the earliest English-language works on an astronomical instrument. It draws on earlier sources, including a work on the astrolabe attributed in the Middle Ages to Messahalla, but reorders and reworks these sources to produce a description of the parts of, and the use of, the planispheric astrolabe. In their turn, fifteenth-century scribes sometimes drew on more than one source when producing a new copy of Chaucer’s text. Conflation of this kind means that (...)
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    A King, Two Lords, and Three Quadrants.Catherine Eagleton - 2011 - Early Science and Medicine 16 (3):200-217.
    This paper considers a group of three fourteenth-century English horary quadrants with links to King Richard II and the highest nobility. Building on previous work by Silke Ackermann and John Cherry, it shows how this group of instruments can tell us much about the overlapping significances of medieval instruments—which might at the same time have practical purposes and political significance.
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    ‘Chaucer’s Own Astrolabe’: Text, Image and Object.Catherine Eagleton - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 38 (2):303-326.
    This paper considers the relationship between manuscripts of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Treatise on the astrolabe and a group of surviving instruments related to them. I suggest that, just as there are astronomical influences in Chaucer’s literary works, there are literary and courtly influences in the Treatise on the astrolabe. I argue that the instruments were probably made from the diagrams and text of the manuscripts, and suggest that Chaucer’s posthumous fame encouraged the production of astrolabes to his design. It was not (...)
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    D AVID A. K ING, The Ciphers of the Monks: A Forgotten Number-Notation of the Middle Ages. Boethius, 44. Stuttgart: FranzSteiner Verlag, 2001. Pp. 506. ISBN 3-515-07640-9. DM 199.49, €102.00. [REVIEW]Catherine Eagleton - 2005 - British Journal for the History of Science 38 (3):359-360.
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    H ESTER H IGTON, with Contributions From Silke Ackermann, Richard Dunn, Kiyoshi Takada and Anthony Turner, Sundials at Greenwich: A Catalogue of the Sundials, Horary Quadrants and Nocturnals in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press and National Maritime Museum, 2002. Pp. X+463. ISBN 0-19-850877-8. £99.50. [REVIEW]Catherine Eagleton - 2006 - British Journal for the History of Science 39 (1):129-130.
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    JEAN A. GIVENS, Observation and Image-Making in Gothic Art. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Pp. Xxiv+231. ISBN 0-521-83031-1. £45.00, $80.00. [REVIEW]Catherine Eagleton - 2006 - British Journal for the History of Science 39 (3):444-445.
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  7. John North, God's Clockmaker: Richard of Wallingford and the Invention of Time. London and New York: Hambledon and London, 2005. Pp. XIX+441. Isbn 1-85285-451-0. £25.00. [REVIEW]Catherine Eagleton - 2007 - British Journal for the History of Science 40 (1):127-128.
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    PAMELA O. LONG, Openness, Secrecy, Authorship: Technical Arts and the Culture of Knowledge From Antiquity to the Renaissance. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001. Pp. Xiii+364. ISBN 0-8018-6606-5. 38.00. [REVIEW]Catherine Eagleton, Karin Tybjerg & Koen Vermeir - 2004 - British Journal for the History of Science 37 (1):101-103.
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    R. J. W. Evans and Alexander Marr Curiosity and Wonder From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006. Pp. Xv+265. ISBN 0-7546-4102-3. £55.00, $99.95. [REVIEW]Catherine Eagleton - 2008 - British Journal for the History of Science 41 (2):293-294.
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    Sigmund Eisner , a Variorum Edition of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Volume VI: The Prose Treatises. Part One: A Treatise on the Astrolabe. Norman: University of Oklahoma, 2002. Pp. XXIV+358. Isbn 0-8061-3413-5. $75.00. [REVIEW]Catherine Eagleton - 2005 - British Journal for the History of Science 38 (4):478-478.
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