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The scientific enterprise in antiquity and the middle ages : readings from Isis

Author: Michael H Shank
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2000.
Series: Readings from Isis.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of 22 articles intended not only to explore a range of scientific topics, but to engage readers in historiographical debates and methodological issues that surround the study of ancient  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Collected Works
Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Shank
ISBN: 0226749509 9780226749501 0226749517 9780226749518
OCLC Number: 42934662
Description: 459 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: The study of wretched subjects / Otto Neugebauer --
The cultures of ancient science: some historical reflections. Introduction / Francesca Rochberg ; Hellenophilia versus the history of science / David Pingree ; Methods and problems in the history of ancient science / G.E.R. Lloyd ; Affinities and elisions: Helen and Hellenocentrism / Heinrich von Staden ; Animadversions on the origins of Western science / Martin Bernal --
A new view of early Greek astronomy / Bernard Goldstein and Alan Bowen --
The adaptation of Babylonian methods in Greek numerical astronomy / Alexander Jones --
Greek medicine as science and craft / Owsei Temkin --
Science and the early church / David Lindberg. Gregory of tours, monastic timekeeping, and early Christian attitudes to astronomy / Stephen McCluskey --
Anglo-Saxon plant remedies and the Anglo-Saxons / Linda Voigts --
Celestial orbs in the Latin Middle Ages / Edward Grant --
Theory and observation in medieval astronomy / Bernard Goldstein --
Situating Arabic science: locality versus essence / A.I. Sabra --
The solar and lunar theory of Ibn ash-Shāṭir: a pre-Copernican Copernican model / Victor Roberts --
The true place of astrology in the history of science / Lynn Thorndike --
The stars and human sexuality: some medieval scientific views / Helen Lemay --
Chinese alchemy and the manipulation of time / Nathan Sivin. Technology and alchemical debate in the late Middle Ages / William Newman --
Science as handmaiden: Roger Bacon and the patristic tradition / David Lindberg --
Getting the big picture in perspectivist optics / A. Mark Smith --
The impact of Archimedes on medieval science / Marshall Clagett --
Taddeo Alderotti and Bartolomeo da Varignana on the nature of medical learning / Nancy Siraisi --
Arnald of Villanova and Bradwardine's law / Michael McVaugh --
Did science have a Renaissance? / Brian P. Copenhaver --
Power, patronage, and the authorship of arts: from mechanical know-how to mechanical knowledge in the last scribal age / Brian P. Coperhaver.
Series Title: Readings from Isis.
Responsibility: edited by Michael H. Shank.
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