Science in the Ancient World: From Antiquity through the Middle Ages

by
Russell M. Lawsonauthor

Russell M. Lawson serves as adjunct professor at Northeastern State University, where he writes and teaches on scientists and explorers, the history of ideas, and the history of social, cultural, and political issues.

Science in the Ancient World: From Antiquity through the Middle Ages

20210923

ABC-CLIO

Pages 624
Topics Architecture;Scientific Revolution;Religion;Philosophy;Medicine;Mathematics;Magic and Superstition;Geography;Exploration;Engineering;Astronomy;World History: Science and Technology

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Science in the Ancient World: From Antiquity through the Middle Ages

Author(s): Lawson, Russell;
Contributors: Lawson, Russell;
Abstract:

Science in the Ancient World presents a worldwide history of science, from prehistoric times through the medieval period. It covers Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas and includes topics ranging from alchemy and astrology to psychology and physics.

This work spans prehistory to 1500 CE, examining thousands of years of history in four world regions: Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Highlights of this period include the onset of civilization and science in Mesopotamia and Egypt, the accomplishments of the ancient Greeks between 700 BCE and 100 CE, the adaptation of Greek science by the Romans, the spread of Greek science during the Hellenistic Age, the expansion of Islamic power and commensurate scientific knowledge, and the development of science and philosophy in ancient China and India.

Focusing on the history of the science that blossomed in the above regions, scientific disciplines covered include alchemy, astronomy, astrology, agriculture, architecture, biology, botany, chemistry, engineering, exploration, geography, hydraulics, institutions of science, marine science, mathematics, medicine, meteorology, military science, myth and religion, philosophy, philosophy of science, psychology, physics, and social sciences. In all of these fields, theory and application are explored, as are leading individuals and schools of thought, centers of intellectual activity, and notable accomplishments and inventions.


  • Coverage provides global view of science in the ancient world
  • Short topical sections offer objective, fundamental information about science from antiquity through the Middle Ages
  • Each section cites works for further reading, and the book closes with a selected, general bibliography
  • A detailed timeline places important people, events, and discoveries into chronological context

SortTitle: science in the ancient world: from antiquity through the middle ages
Keyword(s): Architecture; Scientific Revolution; Religion; Philosophy; Medicine; Mathematics; Magic and Superstition; Geography; Exploration; Engineering; Astronomy; World History: Science and Technology
Author Info:
Russell M. Lawsonauthor

Russell M. Lawson serves as adjunct professor at Northeastern State University, where he writes and teaches on scientists and explorers, the history of ideas, and the history of social, cultural, and political issues.

eISBN-13: 9781440873539
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440873522
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 624
Publication Date: 20210923