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

Author: Edward Grant
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge history of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Contrary to prevailing opinion, the roots of modern science were planted in the ancient and medieval worlds long before the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century. Four essential factors enabled medieval Europe to prepare the way for the new science: translations into Latin of Greek and Arabic scientific texts in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries; the development of universities, which were uniquely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Grant
ISBN: 052156137X 9780521561372 0521567629 9780521567626
OCLC Number: 33948732
Description: xiv, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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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The Scientific Revolution associated with the names of Galileo and Isaac Newton began in the seventeenth century, but the foundations for that revolution were laid in the late Middle Ages. This 1997  Read more...

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