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A magical world : superstition and science from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment / Derek K. Wilson.

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Sherwood Branch 509 WIL (Text) 35405423954510 Non-Fiction Checked out 06/01/2021

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  • ISBN: 9781681776453
  • ISBN: 1681776456
  • Physical Description: x, 310 p. ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-297) and index.
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Introduction: '42' -- New wine and old wineskins -- A magical world -- Re-evaluation -- Heavens above? -- Medicine men -- See may be believing -- Confusion -- I think--so what? -- The religion of doctors -- Spreading the word -- Day star of the Enlightenment -- Avant le deluge.
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Spanning some of the most vibrant and fascinating eras in European history, Cambridge historian Derek Wilson reveals a society filled with an ardent desire for knowledge and astounding discoveries and the fantastic discoveries that flowered from it. There was the discovery of the movement of blood around the body; the movement of the earth around the sun; the velocity of falling objects (and why those objects fell).
Subject: Religion and science > History.
Science > Europe > History.
Superstition > Europe > History.
Renaissance.
Enlightenment.

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