[Astronomy] Heilbron, J. L.
Title ...The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories
Binding Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
8vo; 366 pages with index, extensive bibliography and chapter notes.
Edition First Edition, First Printing.
Publisher Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999.
Illustration Fully illustrated with charts, drawings, historical prints and a section of color photography showing how observations occurred.
Seller ID 007675
The Sun in the Church by J.L. Heilbron is a provocative work of scholarship that challenges long-held views of the relationship between science and Christianity.
Heilbron's main point is simple enough: "The Roman Catholic Church gave more financial and social support to the study of astronomy for over six centuries, from the recovery of ancient learning during the late Middle Ages into the Enlightenment, than any other, and, probably, all other, institutions."
No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.