Before Galileo: the birth of modern science in Medieval Europe

509.4 F854b 2015

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Before Galileo: the birth of modern science in Medieval Europe

Freely, John

New York Overlook Duckworth 2012

348 p. illus. 21 cm.

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Histories of modern science often begin with the heroic battle between Galileo and the Catholic Church, which ignited the Scientific Revolution and gave way to the world-changing discoveries of Isaac Newton. Virtually nothing is said about the European scholars who came before. In reality, more than a millennium before the Renaissance, a succession of scholars paved the way for the exciting discoveries usually credited to Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, and others. In this book, physicist and historian John Freely examines the pioneering research of the first European scientists, many of them monks whose influence ranged far beyond the walls of the monasteries where they studied and wrote.

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ISBN:

9781468306996

Author:

Freely, John

Title:

Before Galileo: the birth of modern science in Medieval Europe

Publisher:

New York Overlook Duckworth 2012

Physical:

348 p. illus. 21 cm.

Summary:

Histories of modern science often begin with the heroic battle between Galileo and the Catholic Church, which ignited the Scientific Revolution and gave way to the world-changing discoveries of Isaac Newton. Virtually nothing is said about the European scholars who came before. In reality, more than a millennium before the Renaissance, a succession of scholars paved the way for the exciting discoveries usually credited to Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, and others. In this book, physicist and historian John Freely examines the pioneering research of the first European scientists, many of them monks whose influence ranged far beyond the walls of the monasteries where they studied and wrote.

Subject:

Science, Medieval--History

Subject:

Science--History--Europe

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