The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 2, Medieval Science by David C. LindbergThe Cambridge History of Science: Volume 2, Medieval Science by David C. Lindberg

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 2, Medieval Science

byDavid C. Lindberg, Michael H. Shank

Hardcover | September 30, 2013

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This volume in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to the history of science in the Middle Ages from the North Atlantic to the Indus Valley. Medieval science was once universally dismissed as non-existent - and sometimes it still is. This volume reveals the diversity of goals, contexts, and accomplishments in the study of nature during the Middle Ages. Organized by topic and culture, its essays by distinguished scholars offer the most comprehensive and up-to-date history of medieval science currently available. Intended to provide a balanced and inclusive treatment of the medieval world, contributors consider scientific learning and advancement in the cultures associated with the Arabic, Greek, Latin, and Hebrew languages. Scientists, historians, and other curious readers will all gain a new appreciation for the study of nature during an era that is often misunderstood.
Title:The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 2, Medieval ScienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:682 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:September 30, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521594480

ISBN - 13:9780521594486


Table of Contents

General editors' preface; Introduction Michael H. Shank and David C. Lindberg; 1. Islamic culture and the natural sciences F. Jamil Ragep; 2. Islamic mathematics J. L. Berggren; 3. The mixed mathematical sciences: optics and mechanics in the Islamic Middle Ages Elaheh Kheirandish; 4. Islamic astronomy Robert G. Morrison; 5. Medicine in medieval Islam Emilie Savage-Smith; 6. Science in the Jewish communities Y. Tzvi Langermann; 7. Science in the Byzantine Empire Anne Tihon; 8. Schools and universities in medieval Latin science Michael H. Shank; 9. The organization of knowledge: disciplines and practices Joan Cadden; 10. Science and the medieval church David C. Lindberg; 11. Natural knowledge in the early middle ages Stephen C. McCluskey; 12. Cosmology, astronomy, and mathematics Bruce S. Eastwood; 13. Early medieval medicine and natural science Vivian Nutton; 14. Translation and transmission of Greek and Islamic science to Latin Christendom Charles Burnett; 15. The twelfth-century renaissance Charles Burnett; 16. Medieval alchemy William R. Newman; 17. Change and motion Walter Roy Laird; 18. Cosmology Edward Grant; 19. Astronomy and astrology John North; 20. The science of light and color, seeing, and knowing David C. Lindberg and Katherine H. Tachau; 21. Mathematics A. George Molland; 22. Logic E. J. Ashworth; 23. Geography David Woodward; 24. Natural history from the twelfth through the fifteenth centuries Karen Meier Reeds and Tomomi Kinukawa; 25. Anatomy, physiology, and medical theory Danielle Jacquart; 26. Medical practice Katharine Park; 27. Technology and science George Ovitt; Conclusion.