Science in Europe, 1500-1800: A Primary Sources Reader

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November 2001



This innovative introduction to the Scientific Revolution features more than 80 foundational documents that chronicle the emergence of organized science. From Copernicus to the chemical revolution, the writings explore such topics as the conceptual bases of science, religion, politics, and the structure of science in every corner of Europe. The documents include letters, speeches, and theoretical treatises works by Aristotle, Galen, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Bacon, Harvey, Boyle, and others.


Introduction - Europe's Awakening - Copernicus and his Revolution - The Spread of Copernicanism in Northern Europe - Crisis in Italy - Iberian Science - Science from the Earth in Central Europe - French Science in the Seventeenth Century - Science in Seventeenth-Century England - Scientific Academies across Europe - The Reception of Newtonianism across Europe - Science in the Scottish Enlightenment - Science on the Fringe of Europe: Eighteenth-Century Sweden - Science in Orthodox Europe - Establishing Science in Eigtheenth-Century Europe - The Chemical Revolution - Conclusions


MALCOLM OSTER is a Staff Tutor and Lecturer in History of Science at the Open University.


'Essential documents.' - Jon Turney, New Scientist 'With a knowledgeable instructor, these readers could support an undergraduate course.' - J. McClellan III, Choice '...offer both student and teacher an accessible path into the world of early modern science and the recent attempts to capture its diversity, and significance.' - John Gasgoigne, The Journal of Religious History '...those who wish to teach themselves, or others, about the Scientific Revolution would be well advised to use these books as their starting point.' - Dr John Henry, British Journal for the History of Science
EAN: 9780333970027
ISBN: 0333970020
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2001
Seitenanzahl: 282 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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