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The foundations of modern science in the Middle Ages : their religious, institutional, and intellectual contexts

Author: Edward Grant
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge history of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Views the substantive achievements of the Middle Ages as they relate to early modern science.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Grant
ISBN: 052156137X 9780521561372 0521567629 9780521567626
OCLC Number: 185336926
Description: xiv, 247 s.
Contents: Preface; 1. The Roman Empire and the first six centuries of Christianity; 2. The new beginning: The age of translation in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries; 3. The medieval university; 4. What the Middle Ages inherited from Aristotle; 5. The reception and impact of Aristotelian learning and the reaction of the Church and its theologians; 6. What the Middle Ages did with its Aristotelian legacy; 7. Medieval natural philosophy, Aristotelians, and Aristotelianism; 8. How the foundations of early modern science were laid in the Middle Ages.
Series Title: Cambridge history of science.
Responsibility: Edward Grant.

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"This masterful study affirms the traditional view of the beginning of modern science -- with its emphasis upon experimentation, its concept of the progress and perpetuation of science, and its Read more...

 
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