## The Milky Way Galaxy and Statistical Cosmology, 1890-1924Drawing on previously unused archival material, Erich Robert Paul presents the first complete examination of cosmological science and the conception of the galaxy during this formative period. He describes the rise of statistical cosmology, its establishment as the leading area of astronomical research, and finally its decline and the transition to modern methods. He pays particular attention to the accomplishments of two influential astronomers of this period, J. C. Kapteyn and Hugo von Seeliger. |

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Introduction | 1 |

Early NineteenthCentury Statistical Astronomy | 13 |

Statistical Astronomy and the Milky Way Galaxy | 31 |

Seeliger and Stellar Density | 55 |

Kapteyn and the Distribution of Stars | 80 |

Statistical Astronomy as a Research Program | 100 |

Statistical Cosmology as a Research Program | 141 |

Kapteyn and International Science | 162 |

Seeliger and German Astronomy | 175 |

Internationalizing of Statistical Cosmology | 181 |

Statistical Cosmology and the Second | 187 |

Research Programs in Transition | 221 |

Seeligers StarRatio Function | 237 |

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