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Thorndike, Lynn
A History of Magic and Experimental Science (8 Volume Set)
Colombia University Press, 1958-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 8 volume set. 8 volume set. Hardcover. Good bindings and covers. Minor shelf wear. Scattered marginalia. <br> Lynn Thorndike's monumental history of Magic and Experimental Science follows the history of Science, alchemy and magic in the west. V. 1-2. The first thirteen centuries of our era. --v. 3-4. Fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. --v. 5-6. The sixteenth century. --v. 7-8. The seventeenth century. <br> "Such persons as Pliny the Elder, Galen, Hildegarde of Bing- en, Bartholomeus Anglicus, Albertus Magnus, Arnauldus de Villanova, Petrus d'Abano, Symphorien Champier, and Fracastorius are discussed exten- sively in special chapters. Such subjects as post-classical medicine; Anglo- Saxon Salernitan and other Latin medicine from the 9th to the 12th cen- turies; early 13th century medicine; medical and biological experiments and secrets; 14th century medicine; astrology and medicine; works on poisons; astrological surgery and medicine and similar subjects are particularly medical in character. Astrology and alchemy in all their aspects are thoroughly dis- cussed and made intelligible to the ordinary person. The work is thoroughly documented with reference to original sources. There are many full biblio- graphical citations to uncommon works, both in manuscript and printed forms. The text is written in the narrative form. It is easy to read and always inter- esting. This monumental history is on a par with Sarton's Introduction to the History of Science." Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1941 Jun; 29(4): 229-230. This is an … [Click Below for Full Description]
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