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2012 | 9 | 1 | 351-365
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What Did Shakespeare Know About Copernicanism?

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This contribution examines Shakespeare’s knowledge of the cosmological theories of Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) as well as recent claims that Shakespeare possessed specialized knowledge of technical astronomy.
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9
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1
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351-365
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2012-12-01
online
2013-02-21
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  • Weill Cornell Medical College–Qatar
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