The Genesis of Science

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The Middle Ages are often regarded as a period of intellectual stagnation, superstition and ignorance, when progress was held back by fierce religious opposition to science. But, as this book shows, the Church was actually the chief sponsor of scientific research, which was considered an essential part of theological training, while the achievements of medieval inventors - from lenses and printed books to complex machines such as clocks and windmills - laid the foundations on which today's technologies are built.

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The Genesis of Science

The Genesis of Science

How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution

Hardback478pp Illustrated

9781596981553     Product Code: 224834

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The Middle Ages are often regarded as a period of intellectual stagnation, superstition and ignorance, when progress was held back by fierce religious opposition to science. But, as this book shows, the Church was actually the chief sponsor of scientific research, which was considered an essential part of theological training, while the achievements of medieval inventors - from lenses and printed books to complex machines such as clocks and windmills - laid the foundations on which today's technologies are built.

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