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A History of Magic and Experimental Science
Lynn Thorndike
New York: Columbia University Press, 1929-58; Series: Vols. 1-8
 

An enormous, eight volume (6500 page) history of science, from the first century to modern times. Volumes 1 and 2, covering the first to the thirteenth century, are of most interest here. They include chapters on Alexander Neckam (De naturis rerum), Prester John (Marvels of the East), Thomas of Cantimpré (De natura rerum), Bartholomeus Anglicus (De proprietatibus rerum), and Vincent de Beauvais (Speculum naturale), among others.

8 volumes, ~6500 p., bibliographies, indexes.

Language: English


 
 
  
 
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