From Library Journal
This is the first book in two decades to survey science in the ancient world, the first book in four decades to survey medieval science, and the first book ever to present a unified account of both ancient and medieval science. Lindberg looks at the most important themes of that science (mathematics, astronomy, alchemy, etc.) and provides a fresh account of the transmission of science from Ancient Greece to Islam to Medieval Europe.
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About the Author
David C. Lindberg
(1935-2015) was the Hilldale Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and past-president of the History of Science Society. His scholarship focused on the history of medieval and early modern science, especially physical science and the relationship between religion and science. He was the author or editor of many books, several of which were published by the University of Chicago Press.