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    H114 Meeting 2:  Why Do Things Fall? H114 Meeting 2: Why Do Things Fall? Presentation Transcript

    • HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: 1648 TO PRESENT LECTURE 2: WHY DO THINGS FALL?
    • Sixteenth-Century Europe • Discovery of the New World (1492)  challenge to Old World Cosmology • Reformation (1517)  challenge to religious and political authority • Scientific Revolution (roughly 1540-1700)  challenge to theology and cosmology
    • Mappamundi, ca. 1485-1500
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGjlT3XHb9A&feature=relate The Ptolemaic Model
    • After Albrecht Durer. The Peasant and His Wife at Market (B. 89). after 1519.
    • Didacus Valades, “Great Chain of Being,” Rhetorica Christiana (1579)
    • Peter Apian, Cosmographia (1524)