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Source Book in Mediaeval Science free pdf Modern scholarship has exposed the intrinsic importance of medieval science and confirmed its role in preserving and transmitting Greek and Arabic achievements. This "Source Book" offers a rare opportunity to explore more than ten centuries of European scientific thought. In it are approximately 190 selections by about 85 authors, most of them from the Latin West. Nearly half of the selections appear here for the first time in any vernacular translation.

The readings, a number of them complete treatises, have been chosen to represent "science" in a medieval rather than a modern sense. Thus, insofar as they are relevant to medieval science, selections have been drawn from works on alchemy, astrology, logic, and theology. Most of the book, however, reflects medieval understanding of, and achievements in, the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences. Critical commentary and annotation accompany the selections. An appendix contains brief biographiesof all authors.

This book will be an indispensible resource for students and scholars in the history of science.

About Edward Grant

Edward Grant is Professor of History and History of science and Chairman of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Indiana University, Bloomington.

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Author : Edward Grant
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Data Published : 30 January 1974
ISBN : 0674823605
EAN : 9780674823600
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 884 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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