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Medieval Science, Technology And Medicine

Un libro in lingua di Glick Thomas F. (EDT) Livesey Steven John (EDT) Wallis Faith (EDT) edito da Routledge, 2005

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Like others in the series "Routledge [formerly Garland] Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages," the 11th volume calls on high-level scholars as editors and authors to prepare entries that are both up-to-date and accessible to non-specialists, making this an excellent reference for college libraries. The entries address subjects pertaining to technology (including apparatus, equipment, implements, and techniques); biography; the disciplines; geographical places; institutions; and scientific genres, theories, texts, and traditions. A sampling of topics: includes agriculture, communication, computus , Al-Farabi, gunpowder, technological diffusion, and women in science. The fruitful reception of knowledge from the east to the west specifically from China, Central Asia, India, and the Islamic world to Europe is a repeated theme. The authors are 148 academics, with half or more of them based in Europe and the rest in North America, thus ensuring the international point of view essential in medieval studies. Glick (Boston U.), a specialist in the technology of medieval Spain, co-edited the volume with Steven J. Livesey (U. of Oklahoma) and Faith Wallis (McGill U., Montreal, Canada). Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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