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Theory – artes mechanicae and scientia naturalis
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The Sources for a History of Knowledge of Technology

Prior to the 15th century, there are scant written sources that might provide information about the level, structure, and status of artisanal and technologi…

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Thomas Hänseroth, “Theory – artes mechanicae and scientia naturalis”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 04 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2016

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