## A Source Book in Medieval ScienceModern scholarship has exposed the intrinsic importance of medieval science and confirmed its role in preserving and transmitting Greek and Arabic achievements. This The readings, a number of them complete treatises, have been chosen to represent "science" in a medieval rather than a modern sense. Thus, insofar as they are relevant to medieval science, selections have been drawn from works on alchemy, astrology, logic, and theology. Most of the book, however, reflects medieval understanding of, and achievements in, the mathematical, physical, and biological sciences. Critical commentary and annotation accompany the selections. An appendix contains brief biographiesof all authors. This book will be an indispensible resource for students and scholars in the history of science. |

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### Contents

Number Theory and Indeterminate 37 Questions on the Two Books of Aristotles | 24 |

EARLY MIDDLE AGES 14 An Objection to Theological Restrictions | 50 |

On the Order of the Planets 27 Hugh of St Victor | 59 |

On Comets 539 OCEANOGRAPHY | 70 |

On Ocean and Tides 30 Introduction | 77 |

A List of Translations Made from Arabic into 19 On the Importance of Studying | 90 |

The Command to Expurgate Aristotles Books | 106 |

A Selection | 114 |

The Debate about Visual | 403 |

The Geometry of Reflec | 410 |

Paraboloidal Burning | 417 |

The Geometry of Refrac | 423 |

The Burning Glass | 430 |

On the Possible Diurnal Rotation of | 494 |

On the Existence of an Imaginary Infinite Biology | 554 |

On a Godfilled Extramundane Infinite Void 84 An Attempt at a Scientific Description | 654 |

A Proposition on Mathematical 38 Questions on The Four Books of Aristotles | 207 |

Manipulation of MOTION | 228 |

Rational and Irrational Exponents | 234 |

Two Medieval Versions of Archimedes William of Heytesbury | 243 |

Constructions from an Applied Resistant Medium? The Responses of Aver | 253 |

Trigonometry of the Sine 188 Averroes 46 The Medieval Aristotelian Principle | 265 |

Questions on the Eight Books of Aristotles 48 The Impetus Theory of Projectile | 275 |

Mathematical Representations | 292 |

ATOMISM | 312 |

ON VACUUM | 324 |

Motion in a Hypothetical Void | 334 |

Late ThirteenthCentury Synthesis | 392 |

The Structure of | 397 |

On the Formation of Minerals and Metals and 87 Philosophical and Theoretical Botany | 689 |

Twentysix Arguments against Alchemy and Oak Tree | 699 |

How Elements Persist in a Compound 603 Isidore of Seville | 705 |

On the Formation of Stones and SCIENTIFIC METHOD | 720 |

The Image or Representation of the World Master Nicholas | 729 |

A FifteenthCentury Autopsy | 740 |

Interpretation of the Urine | 748 |

A METHOD OF MEDICAL PRACTICE | 760 |

Definition and Objectives of Surgery | 797 |

Bubonic Plague 773 | 809 |

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