A History of Magic and Experimental Science
New York: Columbia University Press, 1929-58; Series: Vols. 1-8
Digital resource (Project Gutenberg)
An enormous, eight volume (6500 page) history of science, from the first century to modern times. Volumes 1 and 2, covering the first to the thirteenth century, are of most interest here. They include chapters on Alexander Neckam (De naturis rerum), Prester John (Marvels of the East), Thomas of Cantimpre (De natura rerum), Bartholomeus Anglicus (De proprietatibus rerum), and Vincent de Beauvais (Speculum naturale), among others.
8 volumes, ~6500 p., bibliographies, indexes.
Last update December 21, 2022