The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe
- Publication Date: August 27, 2013
- Imprint: Abrams Press
- ISBN: 9781468308501
- Page Count: 352
- Rights: Worldwide including Canada but excluding Brittish
Virtually nothing is said about the European scholars who came before. In reality, more than a millennium before the Renaissance, a succession of scholars paved the way for the exciting discoveries usually credited to Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, and others. In Before Galileo, physicist and historian John Freely examines the pioneering research of the first European scientists, many of them monks whose influence ranged far beyond the walls of the monasteries where they studied and wrote.