1 Learning Objectives

Hans Peter Broedel

  1.  When you finish this chapter you should be able to explain how medieval science and technology were an expression of medieval culture and world view.
  2. As part of this explanation, you should also be able to identify particular aspects of technology that reflected the concerns of different elements of medieval society.
  3. Similarly, you should be able to explain how medieval science (natural philosophy) served the purposes of scholars and the church.
  4. You will also understand that technologies and science do not exist in isolation but in close relationships.
  5. Finally, you should appreciate the European middle ages were not some scientific and technological “Dark Age,” but an era of innovation and creativity.

 

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