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The Cambridge History of Science

Volume 2. Medieval Science

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Michael H. Shank, David C. Lindberg, F. Jamil Ragep, J. L. Berggren, Elaheh Kheirandish, Robert G. Morrison, Emilie Savage-Smith, Y. Tzvi Langermann, Anne Tihon, Joan Cadden, Stephen C. McCluskey, Bruce S. Eastwood, Vivian Nutton, Charles Burnett, William R. Newman, Walter Roy Laird, Edward Grant, John North, Katherine H. Tachau, A. George Molland, E. J. Ashworth, David Woodward, Karen Meier Reeds, Tomomi Kinukawa, Danielle Jacquart, Katharine Park, George Ovitt
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  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521594486

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  • This volume in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to the history of science in the Middle Ages from the North Atlantic to the Indus Valley. Medieval science was once universally dismissed as non-existent – and sometimes it still is. This volume reveals the diversity of goals, contexts, and accomplishments in the study of nature during the Middle Ages. Organized by topic and culture, its essays by distinguished scholars offer the most comprehensive and up-to-date history of medieval science currently available. Intended to provide a balanced and inclusive treatment of the medieval world, contributors consider scientific learning and advancement in the cultures associated with the Arabic, Greek, Latin, and Hebrew languages. Scientists, historians, and other curious readers will all gain a new appreciation for the study of nature during an era that is often misunderstood.

    • The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of medieval science currently available
    • Brings together a group of highly-respected specialists to write essays covering their respective areas of expertise
    • Comprehensive coverage of the North Atlantic to the Indus Valley and the entire medieval period, organized by topic and culture
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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521594486
    • length: 698 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 40 x 158 mm
    • weight: 1.08kg
    • contains: 51 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    General editors' preface
    Introduction Michael H. Shank and David C. Lindberg
    1. Islamic culture and the natural sciences F. Jamil Ragep
    2. Islamic mathematics J. L. Berggren
    3. The mixed mathematical sciences: optics and mechanics in the Islamic Middle Ages Elaheh Kheirandish
    4. Islamic astronomy Robert G. Morrison
    5. Medicine in medieval Islam Emilie Savage-Smith
    6. Science in the Jewish communities Y. Tzvi Langermann
    7. Science in the Byzantine Empire Anne Tihon
    8. Schools and universities in medieval Latin science Michael H. Shank
    9. The organization of knowledge: disciplines and practices Joan Cadden
    10. Science and the medieval church David C. Lindberg
    11. Natural knowledge in the early Middle Ages Stephen C. McCluskey
    12. Cosmology, astronomy, and mathematics Bruce S. Eastwood
    13. Early medieval medicine and natural science Vivian Nutton
    14. Translation and transmission of Greek and Islamic science to Latin Christendom Charles Burnett
    15. The twelfth-century renaissance Charles Burnett
    16. Medieval alchemy William R. Newman
    17. Change and motion Walter Roy Laird
    18. Cosmology Edward Grant
    19. Astronomy and astrology John North
    20. The science of light and color, seeing, and knowing David C. Lindberg and Katherine H. Tachau
    21. Mathematics A. George Molland
    22. Logic E. J. Ashworth
    23. Geography David Woodward
    24. Natural history from the twelfth through the fifteenth centuries Karen Meier Reeds and Tomomi Kinukawa
    25. Anatomy, physiology, and medical theory Danielle Jacquart
    26. Medical practice Katharine Park
    27. Technology and science George Ovitt
    Conclusion.

  • Authors

    David C. Lindberg
    David C. Lindberg is Hilldale Professor Emeritus of the History of Science and past director of the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has written or edited a dozen books on topics in the history of medieval and early modern science, including The Beginnings of Western Science (1992). He and Ronald L. Numbers have previously coedited God and Nature: Historical Essays on the Encounter between Christianity and Science (1986) and When Science and Christianity Meet (2003). A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, he has been a recipient of the Sarton Medal of the History of Science Society, of which he is also past president (1994–5).

    Michael H. Shank
    Michael H. Shank is Professor of the History of Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of 'Unless You Believe, You Shall Not Understand': Logic, University, and Society in Late Medieval Vienna (1988); the editor of The Scientific Enterprise in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Readings from Isis (2000); the coeditor, with Peter Harrison and Ronald L. Numbers, of Wrestling with Nature: From Omens to Science (2011); and the author of numerous articles in edited collections and scholarly journals.

    Contributors

    Michael H. Shank, David C. Lindberg, F. Jamil Ragep, J. L. Berggren, Elaheh Kheirandish, Robert G. Morrison, Emilie Savage-Smith, Y. Tzvi Langermann, Anne Tihon, Joan Cadden, Stephen C. McCluskey, Bruce S. Eastwood, Vivian Nutton, Charles Burnett, William R. Newman, Walter Roy Laird, Edward Grant, John North, Katherine H. Tachau, A. George Molland, E. J. Ashworth, David Woodward, Karen Meier Reeds, Tomomi Kinukawa, Danielle Jacquart, Katharine Park, George Ovitt

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