The transformation of geocentric cosmology in the European Renaissance

A.Y. 2021/2022
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
November 2021
Lead instructor: Giulia Giannini
The course analyzes the process of transformation of geocentric cosmology that arrived in the Renaissance from the classical era through the re-elaborations in medieval Arab and Latin culture. In particular, the crucial moments of the Renaissance debate will be described and explained from the perspective represented by the dichotomy "innovation vs. tradition".
Several methodological aspects related to the use of 'computational history' techniques linked to the analysis of a large number of historical sources and the formalization of the argument in mathematical terms will be explored.
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • 27 December 2021 for courses starting in January 2022
  • 25 January 2022 for courses starting in February 2022
  • 25 February 2022 for courses starting in March 2022.

Deadlines for enrolment in other courses will be announced as soon as possible.

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