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The Beginnings of Western Science

The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A.D. 1450, Second Edition

David C. Lindberg

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The Beginnings of Western Science

The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A.D. 1450, Second Edition

David C. Lindberg

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When it was first published in 1992, The Beginnings of Western Science was lauded as the first successful attempt ever to present a unified account of both ancient and medieval science in a single volume. Chronicling the development of scientific ideas, practices, and institutions from pre-Socratic Greek philosophy to late-Medieval scholasticism, David C. Lindberg surveyed all the most important themes in the history of science, including developments in cosmology, astronomy, mechanics, optics, alchemy, natural history, and medicine. In addition, he offered an illuminating account of the transmission of Greek science to medieval Islam and subsequently to medieval Europe. The Beginnings of Western Science was, and remains, a landmark in the history of science, shaping the way students and scholars understand these critically formative periods of scientific development. It reemerges here in a second edition that includes revisions on nearly every page, as well as several sections that have been completely rewritten. For example, the section on Islamic science has been thoroughly retooled to reveal the magnitude and sophistication of medieval Muslim scientific achievement. And the book now reflects a sharper awareness of the importance of Mesopotamian science for the development of Greek astronomy. In all, the second edition of The Beginnings of Western Science captures the current state of our understanding of more than two millennia of science and promises to continue to inspire both students and general readers.

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APA 6 Citation
Lindberg, D. (2010). The Beginnings of Western Science ([edition unavailable]). The University of Chicago Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/1834203/the-beginnings-of-western-science-the-european-scientific-tradition-in-philosophical-religious-and-institutional-context-prehistory-to-ad-1450-second-edition-pdf (Original work published 2010)
Chicago Citation
Lindberg, David. (2010) 2010. The Beginnings of Western Science. [Edition unavailable]. The University of Chicago Press. https://www.perlego.com/book/1834203/the-beginnings-of-western-science-the-european-scientific-tradition-in-philosophical-religious-and-institutional-context-prehistory-to-ad-1450-second-edition-pdf.
Harvard Citation
Lindberg, D. (2010) The Beginnings of Western Science. [edition unavailable]. The University of Chicago Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/1834203/the-beginnings-of-western-science-the-european-scientific-tradition-in-philosophical-religious-and-institutional-context-prehistory-to-ad-1450-second-edition-pdf (Accessed: 15 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Lindberg, David. The Beginnings of Western Science. [edition unavailable]. The University of Chicago Press, 2010. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.