Armillary Sphere: Full Bibliography

Recommended Reading

Cicero, De Natura Deorum, especially Book II, chapters 34 & 38. Edited and translated by H. Rackham, Cambridge, Mass. & London 1933

Cicero, De Republica, especially Book I, chapter 14. Edited and translated by C. Walker, Cambridge, Mass. & London 1988

Macrobius, Commentary on the Dream of Scipio, especially Book II, Chapter XV. Translated by W. H. Stahl, New York 1952

Martianus Capella, The Marriage of Philology and Mercury, Book VIII. Translated in W. Stahl, R. Johnson, & E. Burge, Martianus Capella and the Seven Liberal Arts, 2nd of 2 vols., 1971-1977

J. North, The Fontana History of Astronomy and Cosmology, London 1994

D. Price, 'A Collection of Armillary Spheres and Other Antique Scientific Instruments', Annals of Science 10 1956, pp. 172-187

Ptolemy, Almagest, especially Book V, Chapter I. Translated by G. Toomer, Ptolemy's Almagest, London 1984

Sacrobosco, De Sphaera, especially Chapter II. Translated in L. Thorndike, The Sphere of Sacrobosco and its Commentators, Chicago 1949

S. Schechner Genuth, 'Armillary Sphere', in R. Bud & D. Warner (eds.), Instruments of Science: An Historical Encyclopedia, New York & London 1998, pp. 28-31

Other Texts

D. Beaver, 'Bernard Walther: innovator in astronomical observation', Journal for the History of Astronomy 1, 1970, pp. 39-43

A. Chapman, 'Tycho Brahe in China: the Jesuit Mission to Peking and the Iconography of European Instrument-Making Processes', Annals of Science 41, 1984, pp. 417-443

Claudian, 'In sphaeram Archimedes'. Translated in M. Platnauer, Claudian, 2 vols., London & New York 1922, vol. 2

N. Copernicus, De revolutionibus, especially Book II, Chapter XIV. Translated by E. Rosen, Nicholas Copernicus. On the Revolutions, Warsaw & Cracow 1978; Baltimore & London 1992

F. Cornford, Plato's Cosmology, London 1937

B. Eastwood, 'Astronomy in Christian Latin Europe c. 500 - c. 1150', Journal for the History of Astronomy 28, 1997 pp. 235-258

J. Field, 'European Astronomy in the First Millennium: the Archaeological Record', in C. Walker (ed.), Astronomy before the Telescope, London 1996, pp. 110-122

A. Gellius, Noctes Atticae, especially Book III, chapter 10. Edited and translated by J. Rolfe, The Attic Nights of Aulus Gellius, 3 vols., London 1927-1928

I. Kejlbø, 'Atlas figures', in Rare Globes: A Cultural Historical Exposition of Selected Terrestrial and Celestial Globes made before 1850 - Especially connected with Denmark, Copenhagen 1995, pp. 96-110

D. King, 'Islamic Astronomy', in C. Walker (ed.), Astronomy before the Telescope, London 1996, pp. 143-174

H. King & J. Millburn, Geared to the Stars: The Evolution of Planetariums, Orreries, and Astronomical Clocks, Bristol 1978

C. Manitius (ed. & transl.), Procli Diadochi Hypotyposis Astronomicarum Positionum, Leipzig 1909

J. Needham, W. Ling, & D. Price, Heavenly Clockwork: The Great Astronomical Clocks of Medieval China, Cambridge 1960

F. Nolte, 'Die Armillarsphäre', Abhandlungen zur Geschichte der Naturwissenschaften und der Medizin 2, Erlangen 1922

A. Rome (ed.), Commentaires de Pappus et de Théon d'Alexandrie sur l'Almageste, Tome I: Pappus d'Alexandrie Commentaire sur les livres 5 et 6 de l'Almageste, Studi e Testi 54, Vatican City 1931

Ovid, Fasti, especially Book VI, V Id. 9. Translated in J. Frazer, Ovid's Fasti, Cambridge, Mass. & London 1951

C. Ronan, 'Astronomy in China, Korea and Japan', in C. Walker (ed.), Astronomy before the Telescope, London 1996, pp. 245-268

A. Sayili, The Observatory in Islam and its Place in the General History of the Observatory, Publications of the Turkish Historical Society, 7th series, 38, Ankara 1960