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Secret Science Spanish Cosmography and the New World

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ISBN-10: 022605540X

ISBN-13: 9780226055404

Edition: 2013

Authors: Mar�a M. Portuondo

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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/18/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
A Note on Translations
Introduction. Spanish Science and the New World
Renaissance Cosmography in the Era of Discovery
Humanists Adopt Ptolemy: European Practitioners Create a New Discipline
Ideal Practice: Cosmography at the University
Cosmography and the Sea: Mathematical Rationalism and Navigation Books
Cosmographical Styles at the Casa, Consejo and Corte
"Like Scattered Pieces of a Puzzle": Compiling Knowledge of the New World
The Tordesillas Question
Alonso de Santa Cruz and His Cosmographical Opus
The Islario general
Experts to Explain the World: Juan de Herrera and the Expert Explorers
Cosmography at the Casa: Pilots and Maps
Cosmography Codified
Cosmography as State Secret
Santa Cruz's Guidelines
A Law to Define Cosmographical Practice
Legal Culture and Cosmographical Methodology
The Cosmographer-Chronicler of the Council of Indies
The Empire, Patronage, and the Humanist: Juan L�pez de Velasco, 1571-90
The Reluctant Historian
The Cosmographer as Censor
The Cosmographer at Work
The Censor Censored: Juan Bautista Gesio
The Sumario
Constructing a Cosmographical Epistemology
Questionnaires and the relations geogr�ficas de Indias
Eclipses and Longitude
A Global Project
The Lunar Eclipse Observations
Cosmography Dissolves
A New Patronage Equation
Mathematical Practitioners Take Over
Mathematics and Cosmographical Epistemology
Chroniclers and Historians
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index