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Edited by John B. Friedman
Edited by Cees Leijenhorst, Christoph Lüthy and Johannes M.M.H. Thijssen
Bruce S. Eastwood, University of Kentucky
Based on scores of medieval manuscript texts and diagrams, the book shows how Roman sources were used in the age of Charlemagne to reintroduce and expand a qualitative picture of articulated geometrical order in the heavens.
Edited by Anthony Lo Bello
This book provides an annotated English translation of the Commentary of Albertus Magnus on Book I of Euclid's Elements of Geometry. It includes a translation and a critical examination of the mathematical content of the commentary and of its sources.
An acclaimed study - now available for the first time in English - investigates the relation between Thomas Hobbes’ natural philosophy as represented in his Prima Philosophia (the second part of De corpore (1655)) and the various currents of Renaissance and early modern Aristotelianism.
Anna Marie Roos, Oxford University
Consisting of a series of case studies, this book is devoted to the concept and uses of salt in early modern science, which have played a crucial role in the evolution of matter theory from Aristotelian concepts of the elements to Newtonian chymistry.
Edited by Anthony Lo Bello
This book provides an annotated English translation of Gerard of Cremona’s Latin version of Book I of al-Nayrizi's Commentary on Euclid’s Elements. Lo Bello concludes with a critical analysis of the idiosyncrasies of Gerard’s method of translation.
In western countries, paths to modernity created socio-cultural conditions conducive to the dissemination of the language of nerves. This book examines historically the ways in which neurosis became a contagious diagnosis in Sweden, attaining the status of a national malady.
Edited by J.M.M.H. Thijssen and Jack Zupko
A collection of original articles by a dozen scholars on the work of the influential 14th-century philosopher John Buridan, this book extends Buridan's reputation in logic to metaphysics and natural philosophy, showing how he brought a fresh approach to solving some of the classic problems of ...
José Chabás, University Pompeu Fabra and Bernard R. Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh
This is a survey of the numerous astronomical tables compiled in the late Middle Ages, which represent a major intellectual enterprise. Such tables were often the best way available at the time for transmitting precise information to the reader.
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