The Genesis of Science

The Genesis of Science

How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution

Book - 2011
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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
ISBN: 9781596981553
Branch Call Number: 509.02 H1957G 2011
Characteristics: xxiii, 454 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jun 26, 2017

Yes. Me, too. Thank you Naturalist! Please read The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise by Morera.
*****what a wonderful book! Never stop searching. I can easily see how a book such as this is upsetting to many people.

Dec 19, 2016

When I read a review like the one Naturalist wrote I definitely plan to read the book. Actually what Naturalist wrote is not a real review. I doubt he's even read the book.

Aug 18, 2016

Tell that to Giordano Bruno! born 1548, burned at the stake for heresy by the Roman Inquisition in 1600

and read some real history:
“Light From the East - 2011 How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World”
“Aladdin's Lamp - 2009 How Greek Science Came to Europe Through the Islamic World”
both by John Freely
“A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom”, Vol. I and II, 1896 ... by Andrew Dickson White 1832-1918
"The Ornament of the World - 2002 How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created A Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain"
by Maria Rosa Menocal


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