The Sublunary World

The Sublunary World - the universe, the repository of its...

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The Sublunary World Lets take the Sphaera mundi as our road map for our journey, starting with a quick look at the sublunary realm before taking off for the cosmos. Sublunary vs. Superlunary Compared to the rest of the Medieval universe, our sublunary realm is not so great. We may think that earth being at the center of the is special and exalted, but things are just the opposite. Listen to Tillyard; . . . far from being dignified . . . the earth in the Ptolemaic system was the cesspool of
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Unformatted text preview: the universe, the repository of its grossest dregs. . . By the grossest dregs he probably means people. Portrayal of Astrologers and Astronomers Slide 10-101: Bouleau, Charles. The Painter's Secret Geometry. NY: Harcourt, 1963. p. 78 Well, maybe we're the dregs of the universe, but we can still gaze at the heavens and wonder, and the astrologers and astronomers who do that have always been a popular art motif, as those in this medieval manuscript illustration....
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