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Al-KindĪ

Peter Adamson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195181425
eISBN:
9780199785087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181425.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This monograph is a comprehensive study of the thought of al-Kindī, the first self-described philosopher in Islam, and the first to write original treatises in Arabic. Al-Kindī’s writings are closely ... More


Avicenna

Jon McGinnis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195331479
eISBN:
9780199868032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The aim of the present work is threefold. One, it intends to place the thought of Avicenna within its proper historical context, whether the philosophical-scientific tradition inherited from the ... More


History of Science and Medicine

J. D. North

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0024
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the progress of British study on the history of medieval science and medicine during the twentieth century. It explains that the history of science has been moderately well ... More


Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Christopher I. Beckwith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book tells how key cultural innovations from Central Asia revolutionized medieval Europe and gave rise to the culture of science in the West. Medieval scholars rarely performed scientific ... More


The Recursive Argument Method of Medieval Science

Christopher I. Beckwith

in Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This chapter examines the recursive argument method of medieval science. The distinctive argument method used in scientific literature from the High Middle Ages to the Enlightenment was the ... More


The Quadrivium and Natural Sciences

Winston Black

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Scribes and authors in medieval England played an important role in the copying, transmission, and interpretation of classical works on science and medicine, which included the mathematical arts of ... More


The True History of Merlin the Magician

Anne Lawrence-Mathers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300144895
eISBN:
9780300189292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300144895.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Merlin the Magician has remained an enthralling and curious individual since he was first introduced in the twelfth century though the pages of Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae. But ... More


Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Science, Rationalism, and Religion

T. M. Rudavsky

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199580903
eISBN:
9780191862892
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580903.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The purpose of this volume is to provide an account of how medieval Jewish philosophy, from the tenth century to Spinoza, forms part of an ongoing dialogue with medieval Christian and Islamic ... More


Gersonides: A Portrait of a Fourteenth-Century Philosopher-Scientist

Ruth Glasner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198735861
eISBN:
9780191799822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735861.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Gersonides (Levi ben Gershom) was a highly original Jewish philosopher, scientist, and biblical exegete, active in Provence in the first half of the fourteenth century. The book focuses on his work ... More


Scandalous Error: Calendar Reform and Calendrical Astronomy in Medieval Europe

C. Philipp E. Nothaft

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198799559
eISBN:
9780191839818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799559.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The Gregorian calendar reform of 1582, which provides the basis for the present-day Western civil calendar, has often been portrayed as a triumph of early modern scientific culture and an expression ... More


Introduction

C. Philipp E. Nothaft

in Scandalous Error: Calendar Reform and Calendrical Astronomy in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198799559
eISBN:
9780191839818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799559.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The introduction to this book sets the stage with some framing remarks on the significance of computus in the context of medieval culture and on the ‘calendar problem’ as confronted by medieval ... More


Concluding Comments

T. M. Rudavsky

in Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Science, Rationalism, and Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199580903
eISBN:
9780191862892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199580903.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 10 offers a conclusion to this volume. Throughout this study, medieval philosophers—Islamic, Christian, and Jewish—have been witnessed wrestling with the project of reconciling “outside” ... More


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