By John Freely
This heritage of technological know-how at midnight a long time files the achievements of lesser-known ecu students, together with the monk Saint Bede, who successfully prepared the ground for the discoveries of such luminaries as Galileo and Newton. Histories of contemporary technological know-how frequently commence with the heroic conflict among Galileo and the Catholic Church, which ignited the clinical Revolution and ended in the world-changing discoveries of Isaac Newton. almost not anything is related concerning the ecu students who got here prior to. actually, greater than a millennium prior to the Renaissance, a succession of students lead the way for the discoveries for which Galileo, Newton, and others are frequently credited. during this ebook the writer examines the pioneering examine of the 1st ecu scientists, a lot of them priests whose impact ranged a ways past the partitions of the monasteries the place they studied and wrote. one of many earliest of them, Saint Bede, writing one thousand years ahead of Galileo, used to be so well known that centuries after his demise a Swiss monk wrote that "in the 6th day of the area [God] has made Bede upward thrust from the West as a brand new sunlight to light up the total Earth." one other, an early Oxford pupil named Robert Grossteste, built the foundational rules of the medical procedure that might convey Galileo Galilei all over the world status a number of centuries later. This booklet fills a niche within the background of technology, and locations the good discoveries of the age of their rightful context. Read more...
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Before Galileo : the birth of modern science in medieval Europe by John Freely