Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica

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Aurorae Borealis Studia Classica ('Classic Studies of the Northern Lights') is a series of digitized books, with introductions in the form of biographical essays and detailed summaries of contents. All content is Open Access. High resolution images are available upon request.

Vol 4 (2016): Maximilianus Hell, Lucis Boreæ Theoria nova (MS, c. 1770) / Aurorae Borealis Theoria Nova (1776) / Neue Theorie des Nordlichtes (1792)

The fourth volume in the series consists of Maximilianus (Maximilian) Hell's monograph on the Aurora Borealis, first written as a paper for the Royal Society of Sciences in Copenhagen (MS, c. 1770), then published in a slightly enhanced Latin edition (1776) and finally in a German edition by L.A. Jungnitz (1792). Both printed editions, as well as the original manuscript, are included here. They are introduced by a biographical essay and summaries of contents by the classical scholar and historian of science Per Pippin Aspaas from UiT The Arctic University of Norway.

Table of Contents

Introductions

Per Pippin Aspaas
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3-17

Facsimiles

Maximilianus Hell
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1-72
Maximilianus Hell
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1-127
Maximilianus Hell, Longinus Antonius Jungnitz
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1-154