Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine: An Encyclopedia

Book details

  • Series: Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages (Book 11)
  • Hardcover: 624 pages
  • Format: epub
  • Size: 13 MB
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (September 29, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415969301
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415969307
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.2 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds

Demonstrates that the millennium from the fall of the Roman Empire to the flowering of the Renaissance was a period of great intellectual and practical achievement and innovation. This reference work will be useful to scholars, students, and general readers researching topics in many fields of study, including medieval studies and world history.

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.

“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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