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The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 2, Medieval Science

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 2, Medieval Science

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David C. Lindberg, Michael H. Shank
Cambridge University Press, 10/7/2013
EAN 9780521594486, ISBN10: 0521594480

Hardcover, 698 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 4.3 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

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.

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.