Short History of the Middle Ages 2/e V2 / Edition 2

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A History of Science in Society, Volume II, begins with the work of Sir Isaac Newton and ends with nano technology, bucky balls, the patenting of genes and the current day pressure on scientists to produce useful results. This concise overview introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion while retaining the sophistication and richness of the subject. Rather than only examining the impact of science on science, or adhering strictly to the development of ideas, Ede and Cormack look at how science has interacted with society by placing it within a thick context of intellectual and social history. Along the way, they discuss the tradition of natural philosophy in Islam – both the passing on of Greek texts and the active transformation of scientific knowledge – and address such issues as intellectual competition, gender and class, the economic exploitation of knowledge, and changing ideas about the environment and our relationship to it.
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A Short History of the Middle Ages Volume II provides an overview of medieval history from c.900 to c.1500. It places Europe in the context of the Islamic world and the Byzantine, Mongol, and Ottoman empries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551116686
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
  • Publication date: 8/17/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.77 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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Barbara H. Rosenwein's other works include Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages (Cornell University Press, 2006) and Negotiating Space: Power, Restraint, and Privileges of Immunity in Early Medieval Europe (Cornell University Press, 1999). She is Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago.

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