Medieval Science Technology and Medicine: An Encyclopedia: An Encyclopedia [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Medieval Science Technology and Medicine: An Encyclopedia: An Encyclopedia

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Overview

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.
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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.
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Table of Contents

Entries include:
Agriculture
al-Battani (Albategnius)
Alchemy
Alum
Arms and armor
Astrology
Bacon, Roger
Bestiaries
Clocks and timekeeping
Computus
East Asian science
Elements and qualities
Encyclopaedias
Gilbertus Anglicus
God
Grosseteste, Robert
Illustration, medical
Instruments, optical
Johannes Duns Scotus
John of Arderne
Lapidaries
Magic and the Occult
Magnet and magnetism
Maimonides
Metaphysics
Microcosm/macrocosm
Miracle
Music (theory)
Navigation
Optics and catoptrics
Oresme, Nicole
Patronage of science
Petrus Hispanus
Pharmacy
Polo, Marco
Profatius Judaeus
Psychology
Quadrivium
Ravenna
Regimen sanitatis
Religion and science
Salernitan Questions
Salerno
Scientia
Surgery
Thabit ibn Qurra
Vocabulary and terminology
Water supply and sewerage
Women and science
and much more...
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