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Music and the Making of Modern Science

Peter Pesic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Music played a significant role in the making of modern science. In ancient Greek natural philosophy, music formed the earthly meeting place between numbers and perception. For the next two ... More


Music at Oxford before 1500

F. Ll. Harrison

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume II: Late Medieval Oxford

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510122
eISBN:
9780191700941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510122.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the development of the Oxford faculty of music in the late twelfth century. It explains the opinions of Oxford men — John of Garland, Robert Grosseteste, Robert Kilwardby, and ... More


Music and the Origins of Ancient Science

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Music entered deeply into the making of modern science because it was a crucial element of ancient natural philosophy, through which it thereafter remained active well into the formation of the “new ... More


The Dream of Oresme

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As the leading natural philosopher of the fourteenth century, Nicole Oresme’s references to music show its continuing importance as part of the quadrivium; his arguments concerning geocentric ... More


The Latin Mathematics of Medieval Europe

Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Immo Warntjes, Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Roi Wagner, and J. Lennart Berggren

Victor J. Katz (ed.)

in Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691156859
eISBN:
9781400883202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156859.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter is about the mathematics that developed in Latin Catholic Europe, circa 800–1480. During this time, the quadrivium, a term which referred to the four subjects—arithmetic, geometry, ... More


Developments in the Medieval Latin West

A. Mark Smith

in From Sight to Light: The Passage from Ancient to Modern Optics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226174761
eISBN:
9780226174938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226174938.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter traces the evolution of visual theory in the Latin West from late antiquity to around 1300. A key point in that evolution came in the twelfth century with the translation of ancient ... More


The Late Antique Preservation of Neopythagoreanism

David Albertson

in Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199989737
eISBN:
9780199384914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989737.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter traces the three major Neoplatonist discourses that were inherited by medieval Latin Christianity, those of Augustine, Proclus, and Boethius. Each interacted in complex ways with 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


A Spectrum of Trends

L. S. Klejn

in Soviet Archaeology: Trends, Schools, and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199601356
eISBN:
9780191804595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199601356.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines research trends in Soviet archaeology and how they were influenced by methodological approaches as well as guidelines and civic demands made of the study of antiquity. It also ... More


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