The beginnings of western science : the European scientific tradition in philosophical, religious, and institutional context, prehistory to A.D. 1450 (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
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The beginnings of western science : the European scientific tradition in philosophical, religious, and institutional context, prehistory to A.D. 1450

Author: David C Lindberg; International Society for Science and Religion.
Publisher: [Cambridge] : [International Society for Science and Religion], [2008?]
Series: ISSR library, no. 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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David C. Lindberg surveys the most important themes in the history of science, including developments is cosmology, astronomy, mechanics, optics, alchemy, natural history and medicine. In addition, he offers an account of the transmission of Greek science to medieval Islam and subsequently medieval Europe.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David C Lindberg; International Society for Science and Religion.
ISBN: 9780226482057 0226482057
OCLC Number: 756505913
Notes: "ZZ91 LD02" -- Spine.
Previously published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Description: xvi, 488 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Science before the Greeks --
The Greeks and the cosmos --
Aristotle's philosophy of nature --
Hellenistic natural philosophy --
The mathematical sciences in antiquity --
Greek and Roman medicine --
Roman and early medieval science --
Islamic science --
The revival of learning in the West --
The recovery and assimilation of Greek and Islamic science --
The medieval cosmos --
The physics of the sublunar region --
Medieval medicine and natural history --
The legacy of ancient and medieval science.
Series Title: ISSR library, no. 8.
Responsibility: David C. Lindberg.
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