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The Scientific Revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries transformed modern science, both building on and challenging the classical world's natural philosophies. This wide ranging collection of the most influential and important writings in the field emphasizes the interplay of the social, cultural and intellectual traditions of early modern Europe. Key themes include science and religion, scholars and craftsmen, scientific patronage, the occult sciences and matter in motion. This book is an introduction to the scholarship surrounding this significant event.
MALCOLM OSTER is Staff Tutor at the Open University.