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Author Kaye, Joel, 1946- author.

Title A history of balance, 1250-1375 : the emergence of a new model of equilibrium and its impact on thought / Joel Kaye
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014

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Description 1 online resource (x, 519 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- 1. Equality and equalization in the economic sphere, part 1: The scholastic discourse on usury to 1300 -- 2. Equality and equalization in the economic sphere, part 2: The scholastic discourse on price and value to 1300 -- 3. Balance in medieval medical theory, part 1: The legacy of Galen -- 4. Balance in medieval medical theory, part 2: The scholastic reception and refinement of Galenic balance to c. 1315 -- 5. Evolving models of equalization in medieval political thought, c. 1250-1325 -- 6. The new model of equilibrium in medieval political thought, part 1: The Defensor pacis of Marsilius of Padua -- 7. The new model of equilibrium in medieval political thought, part 2: The writings of Nicole Oresme -- 8. The new model of equilibrium in scholastic natural philosophy, c. 1325-1375 -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary A groundbreaking history of balance, and how a new model of equilibrium emerged during the medieval period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Equilibrium.
Harmony (Philosophy)
Philosophy, Medieval.
equilibrium (structural analysis concept)
harmony (culture-related concept)
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Medieval.
Equilibrium
Harmony (Philosophy)
Philosophy, Medieval
Form Electronic book
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