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Este libro es el primer intento de dar una vision global de la ciencia en el mundo antiguo, de escribir una historia de la ciencia medieval en su conjunto, y de presentar una exposicion detallada y unificada del asunto en un unico volumen. En el, David C. Lindberg narra con energia el desarrollo de las ideas practicas e instituciones cientificas a las que dio lugar los alb ...more
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Published October 15th 2002 by Ediciones Paidos Iberica (first published July 1st 1992)
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Peter Mcloughlin
People in the sciences are often looking for the latest thing so the history of science being an endeavor which looks backward has less appeal to science enthusiasts and it may be too nerdy for history lovers. So it is kind of an orphan field. I myself love intellectual orphans. History of science is one of my favorite areas to read. When approaching the ancient and medieval scholars you have to have some understanding that they were not benighted fools barking up the wrong trees. They were just ...more
Mark Bowles
In recent years, few synthetic and interpretative histories of science have been written which overview science from antiquity to the Middle Ages. David C. Lindberg, The Beginnings of Western Science, attempts to synthesize the philosophical, religious, and institutional aspects of this period, focusing on themes of transmission and continuity and profiting from research that was unavailable to past scholars of this genre. Lindberg's purpose was to describe the ancient and medieval scientific tr ...more
Alice
"If we hope to understand what it means to inhabit the world of modern science, we cannot afford to be ignorant of the itinerary that brought us to it."

David Lindberg is right in this claim, and he does a very good job of combatting that ignorance. As ambitious as it is well written, this book is an excellent overview of the Western scientific tradition in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Lindberg organizes his exploration very well, and he gives incredible insight into the context in which this s
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للكاتب ديفد ليندبيرج المتخصص في دراسة تاريخ العلوم و البروفيسور في جامعة ويسكانسون - ماديسون الأمريكية.

يعد هذا الكتاب من أهم و أنضج و أشمل المحاولات العلمية الجادة لتتبع و حصر أصول العلوم المختلفة، و رواية قصص نشأتها، و رصد مراحل تطورها عبر الزمن.

يتضمن الكتاب مسحاً لفترة طويلة من الزمن تبدأ من مرحلة ما قبل ظهور سقراط و شيوع الفلسفة الإغريقية، و تمتد وصولاً إلى مدارس العلوم المختلفة التي شاعت في القرون المتأخرة من العصور الوسطى. و قد تضمنت المباحث التي تعرض لها الكتاب موضوعات العلوم الكونية و ال
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Anthony Sebastian
The Beginnings of Western Science  The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, 600 B.C. to A.D. 1450 by David C. Lindberg

David C. Lindberg

Currently (08-May-2011) reading. I like this excerpt from Chapter 1:

"This brief foray into lexicography ought to remind us that many words, especially the most interesting ones, have multiple meanings that shift with the contexts of usage or the practices of specific linguistic communities. Every meaning of the term "science" discussed above is a convention accepted by a sizable group of people, who are unlikely to relinquish their favored usage without a fight. From which it f
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Ivi
Great overview of the history of science, especially during the middle ages. I would have liked to read a little more about the contributions of Islam though(how it preserved/transformed classical Greek contributions). Also, I would have liked to read about the transition from the middle ages to the early Renaissance. The book ends with the question of continuity, but doesn't really go into how the transition/revolution happened.
Isseicreek
A very well-written, resourceful introductory book for students of history of science. Lindenberg's concise and succinct descriptions of history of science well inform you about the traditions in science from ancient times to the early modern period. I've learned a lot from this book, and this book gave me incentive to pursue and learn more about the history of science in medieval period.
Ronald Wise
A chronicle of the development of medieval scientific thought from Greek times, starting with a brief background visit to the earliest recorded mathematical and scientific efforts in Mesopotamia and Egypt. It helped to solidify my appreciation for the number of ideas that evolved from Ancient Greece, through the Middle Ages, and into the Renaissannce.
Dana
This is not only an interesting book - it is a must-read for any writer who is building a pre-modern world. Lindberg puts himself into the context and mind-set of the time periods.
Daniel Wright
Maybe I'm just a geek (OK, I am just a geek, and a history-of-science geek at that) but this was one of the most unbelievably interesting books I have ever read.
Bill Bruno
A useful book. There was certainly more to the progress of science in the Middle Ages than a mindless regurgitation of classical era writings received via the Arabs.
Ryan
An easy read, but a thorough one. The perspective is measured and unpretentious. Take a step back from the myths of the scientific revolution.
Alexandre Guay
Un très bon manuel équilibré. J'aurais aimé avoir plus de détails sur l'évolution de la technologie cependant.
Raphael
I don't know much about David Lindberg, but this book is definitely an impressive piece of scholarship.
Andrew Long
A comprehensive and erudite work of scholarship.
Brad
A near-perfect work of synthetic scholarship.
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