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Description - Source Book in Mediaeval Science by Edward Grant

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 biographies of all authors.This book will be an indispensable resource for students and scholars in the history of science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674823600
ISBN-10: 0674823605
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 884
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1974
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - 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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