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  • The scientific revolution revisited


  • "The Scientific Revolution Revisited brings Mikuláš Teich back to the great movement of thought and action that transformed European science and society in the seventeenth century. Drawing on a lifetime of scholarly experience in six penetrating chapters, Teich examines the ways of investigating and understanding nature that matured during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, charting their progress towards science as we now know it and insisting on the essential interpenetration of such inquiry with its changing social environment. The Scientific Revolution was marked by the global expansion of trade by European powers and by interstate rivalries for a stake in the developing world market, in which advanced medieval China, remarkably, did not participate. It is in the wake of these happenings, in Teich's original retelling, that the Thirty Years War and the Scientific Revolution emerge as products of and factors in an uneven transition in European and world history: from natural philosophy to modern science, feudalism to capitalism, the late medieval to the early modern period. With a narrative that moves from pre-classical thought to the European institutionalisation of science - and a scope that embraces figures both lionised and neglected, such as Nicole Oresme, Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, Isaac Newton, René Descartes, Thaddeus Hagecius, Johann Joachim Becher - The Scientific Revolution Revisited illuminates the social and intellectual sea changes that shaped the modern world."--Publisher's website.


  • Teich, Mikuláš, author

Created / Published

  • Cambridge, UK : Open Book Publishers, 2015.


  • List of illustrations -- Note on terminology and acknowledgements -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. From pre-classical to classical pursuits -- 2. Experimentation and quantification -- 3. Institutionalisation of science -- 4. Truth(s) -- 5. The scientific revolution: the big picture -- 6. West and East European contexts -- Epilogue -- References -- Index.


  • -  Science--History
  • -  Technology--History
  • -  World history
  • -  European history
  • -  History of science
  • -  HISTORY--Europe--General
  • -  History
  • -  History: specific events and topics
  • -  Humanities
  • -  Mathematics and science
  • -  Regional and national history
  • -  Science
  • -  Science: general issues
  • -  Social and cultural history
  • -  Technology


  • Electronic books
  • History


  • -  Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-138) and index.
  • -  Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on March 27, 2020).


  • 1 online resource (x, 143 pages) : color illustrations

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Q125.2

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019452885

OCLC Number

  • 908833490

Reproduction Number

  • 22573/ctt15k9rcj

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  • Unrestricted online access

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  • image
  • pdf

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Teich, Mikuláš, Author. The Scientific Revolution Revisited. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2015. Pdf.

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Teich, M. (2015) The Scientific Revolution Revisited. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Teich, Mikuláš, Author. The Scientific Revolution Revisited. Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, 2015. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.