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Amaury Dehoux

Published in the French newspaper Le Monde in 2007 , the manifesto entitled “Pour une ‘littérature-monde’ en français” (“For a ‘world-literature’ in French”) has probably not been the Copernican revolution it pretended to be—the francophonie , declared abolished by the manifesto, remains an

Boulliau had written a work in which he provided a further defence of the Copernican propositions concerning the cosmic system, a system which had been borne out by Galilei's astronomical observations. Boulliau had been ordained priest at the age of twenty-five. The respect which he entertained as an

opportunity of mentioning his great master Tycho Brahe, and who, in his Tweevoudigh Onderwijs van de Helnelsche en Aardsche Globeii discusses with laudable impartiality the still controversial question of the Ptolemaic and Copernican theories, adding his own humble comment: 'I have con- tributed little or

Kees Van Strien

water from a reservoir at the top of the building in case of fire.4 Besides 'many musty old books', the Scottish engineer Thomas Smeaton (1755) also noticed the 'large Copernican sphere', a picture of which could be seen in the 1716 catalogue. The Swede Bengt Ferrner (1759), his countryman J.H. Lid6n