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Medieval Science, Technology and Medicine: An Encyclopedia

Edited By: Thomas F Glick, Steven Livesey and Faith Wallis


Hardback | Dec 2006 | #157289 | ISBN: 0415969301
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Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine: An Encyclopedia details the whole scope of scientific knowledge in the medieval period in more than 275 A-to-Z entries. This resource discusses the research, application of knowledge, cultural and technological 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 the 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.

Written by a select group of international scholars, Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine explores the fascinating scientific achievements of the Middle Ages. This reference work will be of great use to scholars, students, and general readers researching topics in many fields of study, including medieval studies, world history, history of science, history of technology, history of medicine, and cultural studies.

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

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