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The Age of Two-Faced Janus

The Comets of 1577 and 1618 and the Decline of the Aristotelian World View in the Netherlands

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This volume on the Netherlandish tracts about the comets of 1577 and 1618 shows how scholars managed to adapt their traditional, Aristotelian world views to novel cosmological developments, and investigates the close connections between cosmological ideas and political developments.

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