Science and Technology in World History, Volume 3: The Black Death, the Renaissance, the Reformation and the Scientific Revolution

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McFarland, Jan 10, 2014 - History - 327 pages
This installment in a series on science and technology in world history begins in the fourteenth century, explaining the origin and nature of scientific methodology and the relation of science to religion, philosophy, military history, economics and technology. Specific topics covered include the Black Death, the Little Ice Age, the invention of the printing press, Martin Luther and the Reformation, the birth of modern medicine, the Copernican Revolution, Galileo, Kepler, Isaac Newton, and the Scientific Revolution.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
1 Famine and Pestilence
3
2 The Witch Mania c 14501700
14
3 The Printing Press 1450
28
4 A Short History of Censorship
35
5 The Renaissance c 13501650
43
6 The Reformation
58
7 Birth of Modern Medicine
87
8 Educational Reform and Peter Ramus 15151572
113
9 The Copernican Revolution
127
10 The Scientific Revolution c 15431687
158
Conclusion
259
Chapter Notes
262
Bibliography
299
Index
314
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About the author (2014)

David Deming is a professor of Arts & Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. A geophysicist, research scientist and historian, he has written on topics ranging from the history of science to climate change and energy resources.

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