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Science in the Middle Ages (Chicago History of Science and Medicine)
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This volume consists of 15 chapters on various aspects of medieval science, each by different authors. But this is not a collection of specialized research written for other specialists. Each of the chapters is an introduction to its subject by scholars who know the subject well, and this collection is therefore a good place from which to learn.
I consider the best chapter in the collection the one by John Murdoch and Edith Sylla, "The science of motion". In Greek and medieval physics, "motion" does not merely mean what we mean by this word, namely change of location (for which they would say "locomotion"), but what we mean by "change".Read more ›