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The medieval discovery of nature

Author: Steven Epstein
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"This book examines the relationship between humans and nature that evolved in medieval Europe over the course of a millennium"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Epstein, Steven, 1952-
Medieval discovery of nature.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012012295
(OCoLC)793221783
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Epstein
ISBN: 9781139550017 1139550012 1139554972 9781139554978 9781139207768 1139207768 9781139552523 113955252X
OCLC Number: 810931604
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; THE MEDIEVAL DISCOVERY OF NATURE; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION; 1 THE DISCOVERY OF NATURE; FINDING MEDIEVAL NATURE; THE EXPERIENCE OF NATURE; GRAFTING; PIERO DE CRESCENZI AND HIS SOURCES; ST. FRANCIS; 2 THE INVENTION OF MULES; MULES IN EARLY DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS; MEDIEVAL REFERENCE WORKS ON MULES; THE PARENTS OF MULES; 3 LIKE PRODUCES LIKE; CREATION AND BEYOND; ANCIENT INHERITABILITY REAPPEARS; THE JEWS AND INHERITABILITY; OTHER THEORIES OF INHERITABILITY; 4 THE NATURE OF PROPERTY; PRIVATE PROPERTY. MAKING A WILLUSURY; REASONS NOT TO WORK; 5 THE NATURE OF DISASTER; A NATURAL DISASTER MODEL; A TEST CASE IN SAVOY; GENOESE DISASTERS; PLAGUE; PERIL AND RISK IN NATURE; CONCLUSION; BIBLIOGRAPHY; ARCHIVAL SOURCES; PRIMARY SOURCES IN PRINT; SECONDARY WORKS; INDEX.
Responsibility: Steven A. Epstein.

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