The Genesis of Science
How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific RevolutionBook - 2011
If you were taught that the Middle Ages were a time of intellectual stagnation, superstition, and ignorance, you were taught a myth that has been utterly refuted by modern scholarship. As a physicist and historian of science James Hannam shows in The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution, without the scholarship of the "barbaric" Middle Ages, modern science simply would not exist. The Middle Ages were a time of one intellectual triumph after another. As Dr. Hannam writes, "The people of medieval Europe invented spectacles, the mechanical clock, the windmill, and the blast furnace by themselves. Lenses and cameras, almost all kinds of machinery, and the industrial revolution itself all owe their origins to the forgotten inventors of the Middle Ages."
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Pub. ; New York : Distributed to the trade by Perseus Distribution, 2011
Edition: First Regnery edition
Branch Call Number: 509.02 H1957G 2011
Characteristics: xxiii, 454 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm