Roger Bacon and the Origins of Perspectiva in the Middle Ages: A Critical Edition and English…

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byDavid C. Lindberg

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David Lindberg presents the first critical edition of the text of Roger Bacon's classic work Perspectiva, prepared from Latin manuscripts, accompanied by a facing-page English translation, critical notes, and a full study of the text. Also included is an analysis of Bacon's sources,influence, and role in the emergence of the discipline of perspectiva. About Roger Bacon: Roger Bacon (c.1220-c.1292) is one of the most renowned thinkers of the Middle Ages, a philosopher-scientist praised and mythologized for his attack on authority and his promotion of what he called experimental science. He was a leading figure in the intellectual life of the thirteenth century, acampaigner for educational reform, and a major disseminator of Greek and Arabic natural philosophy and mathematical science. About Perspectiva: The science that Roger Bacon most fully mastered was perspectiva, the study of light and vision (what would later become the science of optics). His great treatment of the subject, the Perspectiva, written in about 1260, was the first book by a European to display a full mastery of Greek andArabic treatises on the subject, and through it Bacon was instrumental in defining this scientific discipline for the next 350 years.

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David Lindberg presents the first critical edition of the text of Roger Bacon's classic work Perspectiva, prepared from Latin manuscripts, accompanied by a facing-page English translation, critical notes, and a full study of the text. Also included is an analysis of Bacon's sources,influence, and role in the emergence of the disciplin...

David C. Lindberg is a Hilldale Professor of the History of Science at University of Wisconsin.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:522 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.38 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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`The bibliographic details will convince any well-educated historian that this book should be available in all good libraries. So indeed it should. The advent of microfilm has helped the editor to make full use of many more manuscripts than his predecessors, with consequent benefit to theauthority of the resulting text ... for anyone frivolous or serious enough to plunge straight into the main text, it is very good indeed, with scholarly notes providing hand-holds and water wings.'J. V. Field, Medical History, Oct. 1997