Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Nicolaus Copernicus" by Sheila Rabin

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A. Complete Works of Copernicus

In 1972 the Polish Academy of Sciences under the direction of J. Dobrzycki published critical editions of the Complete Works of Copernicus in six languages: Latin, English, French, German, Polish, and Russian. The first volume was a facsimile edition. The annotations in the English translations are more comprehensive than the others. The English edition was reissued as follows:

  • Minor Works, 1992, trans. E. Rosen, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press (originally published as volume 3 of Nicholas Copernicus: Complete Works, Warsaw: Polish Scientific Publishers, 1985). Referred to herein as MW.
  • On the Revolutions, 1992, trans. E. Rosen, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press (originally published as volume 2 of Nicholas Copernicus: Complete Works, Warsaw: Polish Scientific Publishers, 1978). Referred to herein as Revolutions.

B. Other Translations of Copernicus’s Works

  • On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, 1955, trans. C.G. Wallis, vol. 16 of Great Books of the Western World, Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica; 1995, reprint, Amherst: Prometheus Books.
  • On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, 1976, trans. and ed. A.M. Duncan, Newton Abbot: David & Charles.
  • “The Derivation and First Draft of Copernicus’s Planetary Theory: A Translation of the Commentariolus with Commentary,” 1973, trans. N.M. Swerdlow, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 117: 423–512. (Scholar)

C. Translations of Other Primary Sources

  • Bruno, G., 1977, The Ash Wednesday Supper, trans. E.A. Gosselin and L.S. Lerner, Hamden: Archon Books, 1995; reprint, Toronto: University of Toronto Press. (Scholar)
  • Rheticus, G.J., Narratio prima, in E. Rosen, 1971, 107–96.

D. Secondary Sources

  • Blåsjö, V., 2014, “A Critique of the Arguments for Maragha Influence on Copernicus,” Journal for the History of Astronomy, 45: 183–195. (Scholar)
  • Blumenberg, H., 1987, The Genesis of the Copernican World, trans. R.M. Wallace, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (Scholar)
  • Cohen, I.B., 1960, The Birth of a New Physics, Garden City: Anchor Books; rev. ed., New York: W.W. Norton, 1985. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1985, Revolutions in Science, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Scholar)
  • Crowe, M.J., 1990, Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican Revolution, New York: Dover Publications. (Scholar)
  • Feldhay, R. and F.J. Ragep (eds.), 2017, Before Copernicus: The Cultures and Contexts of Scientific Learning in the Fifteenth Century, Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press. (Scholar)
  • Finocchiaro, M.A., 2002, “Philosophy versus Religion and Science versus Religion: the Trials of Bruno and Galileo,” in H. Gatti (ed.), 51–96. (Scholar)
  • Gatti, H. (ed.), 2002, Giordano Bruno: Philosopher of the Renaissance, Aldershot: Ashgate. (Scholar)
  • Gillespie, C.C. (ed.), 1970–80, Dictionary of Scientific Biography, New York: Scribner’s. (Scholar)
  • Gingerich, O., 1993, The Eye of Heaven: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, New York: American Institute of Physics. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2002, An Annotated Census of Copernicus’ De revolutionibus, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers; Nuremberg, 1543 and Basel, 1566. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2004, The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus, New York: Walker & Company. (Scholar)
  • Goldstein, B., 2002, “Copernicus and the Origin of His Heliocentric System,” Journal for the History of Astronomy, 33: 219–235. (Scholar)
  • Goddu, A., 2010, Copernicus and the Aristotelian Tradition: Education, Reading, and Philosophy in Copernicus’s Path to Heliocentrism, Leiden: Brill. (Scholar)
  • Grendler, P., 2002, The Universities of the Italian Renaissance, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. (Scholar)
  • Hallyn, F., 1990, The Poetic Structure of the World: Copernicus and Kepler, trans. D. Leslie, New York: Zone Books. (Scholar)
  • Koestler, A., 1989, The Sleepwalkers, London: Penguin, reprint of 1959 edition. (Scholar)
  • Koyré, A., 1957, From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1973, The Astronomical Revolution: Copernicus, Kepler, Borelli, trans. R.E.W. Maddison, Ithaca: Cornell University Press. (Scholar)
  • Kuhn, T., 1957, The Copernican Revolution, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. (Scholar)
  • Morrison, R., 2014, “A Scholarly Intermediary between the Ottoman Empire and Renaissance Europe,” Isis, 105: 32–57. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2017, “Jews as Scientific Intermediaries in the European Renaissance,” in Feldhay and Ragep (eds.), 198-214–97. (Scholar)
  • Omodeo, P.D., 2014, Copernicus in the Cultural Debates of the Renaissance: Reception, Legacy, Transformation, Leiden: Brill. (Scholar)
  • Ragep, F.J., 2005, “Ali Qushji and Regiomontanus,” Journal for the History of Astronomy, 36: 359–71. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2007, “Copernicus and His Islamic Predecessors,” History of Science, 45: 65–81. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2016, “Ibn al-Shatir and Copernicus: The Uppsala Notes Revisited,” Journal for the History of Astronomy, 47: 395–415. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2017, “From Tun to Turin: The Twists and Turns of the Tusi Couple,” in Feldhay and Ragep (eds.), 161–97. (Scholar)
  • Rosen, E.,1970a, “Copernicus,” in Gillespie (ed.), 3: 401–11. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1970b, “Rheticus,” Gillespie (ed.), 11: 395–97. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1971, Three Copernican Treatises, 3d ed., New York: Octagon Books. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1975, “Was Copernicus’ Revolutions Approved by the Pope?” Journal of the History of Ideas, 36: 531–42. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1984, Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution, Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing Co. (Scholar)
  • Saliba, G., 2007, Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (Scholar)
  • Shumaker, W., 1979, The Occult Sciences in the Renaissance: A Study in Intellectual Patterns, Berkeley: University of California Press, reprint of 1972 edition. (Scholar)
  • Siraisi, N., 1981, Taddeo Alderotti and His Pupils: Two Generations of Italian Medical Learning, Princeton: Princeton University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1990, Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine: An Introduction to Knowledge and Practice, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (Scholar)
  • Swerdlow, N., 2000, “Copernicus, Nicolaus (1473–1543),” in Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution, W. Applebaum (ed.), New York: Garland Publishing, 162–68. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2017, “Copernicus’s Derivation of the Heliocentric Theory from Regiomontanus’s Eccentric Models of the Second Inequality of the Superior and Inferior Planets” Journal for the History of Astronomy, 48: 33–61. (Scholar)
  • Swerdlow, N. and O. Neugebauer, 1984, Mathematical Astronomy in Copernicus’s De Revolutionibus, 2 vols., New York: Springer-Verlag. (Scholar)
  • Westman, R., 1975a, “The Melanchthon Circle, Rheticus, and the Wittenberg Interpretation of the Copernican Theory,” Isis, 66: 165–93. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1975b, “Three Responses to the Copernican Theory: Johannes Praetorius, Tycho Brahe, and Michael Maestlin,” in Westman (ed.), 1975c. (Scholar)
  • –––, (ed), 1975c, The Copernican Achievement, Berkeley: University of California Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2011, The Copernican Question: Prognostication, Skepticism, and Celestial Order, Berkeley: University of California Press. (Scholar)
  • Yates, F., 1979, Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, reprint of 1964 edition. (Scholar)

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