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Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine

An Encyclopedia

Edited by Thomas F. Glick, Steven Livesey, Faith Wallis

© 2006 – Routledge

624 pages | 67 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine details the whole scope of scientific knowledge in the medieval period in more than 300 A to Z entries. This resource discusses the research, application of knowledge, cultural and technology exchanges, experimentation, and achievements in the many disciplines related to science and technology. Coverage includes inventions, discoveries, concepts, places and fields of study, regions, and significant contributors to various fields of science. There are also entries on South-Central and East Asian science. This reference work provides an examination of medieval scientific tradition as well as an appreciation for the relationship between medieval science and the traditions it supplanted and those that replaced it.

For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages website.


"An easy-to-use starting point for research in the area… The topics included are well-chosen… It will serve well in college and public libraries."Library Journal

"This Encyclopedia will be an invaluable aid to scholarly researchers, authors of historical fiction, and historical re-enactors. Coverage of "everyday," non-scientific technologies such as fishing, pottery, and transportation is a particular strength. No comparable encyclopedia exists. Highly recommended." – Choice

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Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Medieval
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias
SCIENCE / History