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Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A. D. 1450

Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A. D. 1450 - 2nd edition

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Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 2008
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Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A. D. 1450 - 2ND 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0226482057

David C. Lindberg

ISBN13: 978-0226482057
ISBN10: 0226482057
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 08
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

When it was first published in 1992,The Beginnings of Western Sciencewas lauded as the first successful attempt ever to present a unified account of both ancient and medieval science in a single volume. Chronicling the development of scientific ideas, practices, and institutions from pre-Socratic Greek philosophy to late-Medieval scholasticism, David C. Lindberg surveyed all the most important themes in the history of science, including developments in cosmology, astronomy, mechanics, optics, alchemy, natural history, and medicine. In addition, he offered an illuminating account of the transmission of Greek science to medieval Islam and subsequently to medieval Europe. The Beginnings of Western Sciencewas, and remains, a landmark in the history of science, shaping the way students and scholars understand these critically formative periods of scientific development. It reemerges here in a second edition that includes revisions on nearly every page, as well as several sections that have been completely rewritten. For example, the section on Islamic science has been thoroughly retooled to reveal the magnitude and sophistication of medieval Muslim scientific achievement. And the book now reflects a sharper awareness of the importance of Mesopotamian science for the development of Greek astronomy. In all, the second edition ofThe Beginnings of Western Sciencecaptures the current state of our understanding of more than two millennia of science and promises to continue to inspire both students and general readers.

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