Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine: An Encyclopedia

Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine: An Encyclopedia

by Thomas F. Glick
     
 

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Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine details the whole scope of scientific knowledge in the medieval period in more than 300 A to Z entries. This resource discusses the research, application of knowledge, cultural and technology exchanges, experimentation, and achievements in the many disciplines related to science and technology. Coverage includes

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Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine details the whole scope of scientific knowledge in the medieval period in more than 300 A to Z entries. This resource discusses the research, application of knowledge, cultural and technology exchanges, experimentation, and achievements in the many disciplines related to science and technology. Coverage includes inventions, discoveries, concepts, places and fields of study, regions, and significant contributors to various fields of science. There are also entries on South-Central and East Asian science. This reference work provides an examination of medieval scientific tradition as well as an appreciation for the relationship between medieval science and the traditions it supplanted and those that replaced it.

For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages website.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"An easy-to-use starting point for research in the area... The topics included are well-chosen... It will serve well in college and public libraries."Library Journal
"This Encyclopedia will be an invaluable aid to scholarly researchers, authors of historical fiction, and historical re-enactors. Coverage of "everyday," non-scientific technologies such as fishing, pottery, and transportation is a particular strength. No comparable encyclopedia exists. Highly recommended." – Choice
Library Journal
The editors of this series, which began in 1993 with Medieval Scandinavia, have gathered together 130 well-versed scholars to address the breadth of science, technology, and medicine in the Middle Ages. With approximately 275 articles ranging from 500 to 3000 words each, this 11th volume serves as an easy-to-use starting point for research in the area. So-called platform entries-e.g., "Medicine, practical," "Medicine, theoretical," "Scientia," "Technological diffusion," "Women in science" and "Religion and science" (which does imply that science is superior to religion)-are launching points for more specific entries in the volume. Topical categories include "Apparatus, Equipment, Implements, Techniques"; "Biography"; "Disciples"; and "Scientific Genres, Theories, Texts, and Traditions." Each of the finely written entries, intended for the lay reader, is followed by a bibliography and a list of secondary sources for further reading. Bottom Line This is a single work and so can only touch select topics, but the topics included are well chosen. It will serve well in college and public libraries where students and those with general interest can get introductory information and citations on where and how to find additional works.-Eric D. Albright, Tufts Univ. Health Sciences Lib., Boston Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415969307
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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