The Genesis of Science

The Genesis of Science

How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution

Book - 2011
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The Not-So-Dark Dark Ages

What they forgot to teach you in school:
People in the Middle Ages did not think the world was flat
The Inquisition never executed anyone because of their scientific ideologies
It was medieval scientific discoveries, including various methods, that made possible Western civilization's "Scientific Revolution"

As a physicist and historian of science James Hannam debunks myths of the Middle Ages in his brilliant book The Genesis of Science: How the Christian Middle Ages Launched the Scientific Revolution . Without the medieval scholars, there would be no modern science.

Discover the Dark Ages and their inventions, research methods, and what conclusions they actually made about the shape of the world.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Pub. ; New York : Distributed to the trade by Perseus Distribution, 2011.
Edition: 1st Regnery ed.
ISBN: 9781596981553
Branch Call Number: 509.02/HANNAM
Characteristics: xxiii, 454 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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Jun 26, 2017

Yes. Me, too. Thank you Naturalist! Please read The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise by Morera.
*****what a wonderful book! Never stop searching. I can easily see how a book such as this is upsetting to many people.

Dec 19, 2016

When I read a review like the one Naturalist wrote I definitely plan to read the book. Actually what Naturalist wrote is not a real review. I doubt he's even read the book.

Aug 18, 2016

Tell that to Giordano Bruno! born 1548, burned at the stake for heresy by the Roman Inquisition in 1600

and read some real history:
“Light From the East - 2011 How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World”
“Aladdin's Lamp - 2009 How Greek Science Came to Europe Through the Islamic World”
both by John Freely
“A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom”, Vol. I and II, 1896 ... by Andrew Dickson White 1832-1918
"The Ornament of the World - 2002 How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created A Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain"
by Maria Rosa Menocal


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