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Astronomy, Jesuits--Italy Codices, Diagrams, Pen-and-wash drawings, Theses, Manuscripts Digital, Manuscripts Latin--19th century
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Porter, Dot, "Facsimile of LJS 205, Philosophica disceptatio qua munda? Copernici systema" (2015). Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies (SIMS): EBooks. 198.
Thesis from an examination under the auspices of Stephanus Bellinius (Stefano Bellini, 1740-1831), bishop of Recanati-Loreto (1807-1831), by a student at the Jesuit seminary in Recanati. The text discusses and illustrates the Aristotelian, Tychonic, and Copernican systems, with a consideration of the religious opposition to Copernicus and an argument that the Copernican system is compatible with Catholic faith. The text and illustrations include information from astronomical discoveries of the late 18th and early 19th century.