Museum Home Past Exhibitions Migrations of the Mind: Manuscripts from the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection

November 17, 2009–April 18, 2010 at the Getty Center

Transformation of Knowledge

Transformation of Knowledge: Early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg
Edited by Crofton Black
Introduction by Christopher de Hamel

This remarkable collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in Western and Eastern languages reflects the collector's fascination with science and technology. These hand-written volumes reveal the complexity and sophistication of pre-modern knowledge about the physical world in the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions. The interdependence of these traditions, and their mutual reliance on the legacy of antiquity, are a particular emphasis of this richly illustrated volume. The collection presented here is a testament to the range of human knowledge—mathematical, medical, astronomical, technological—as it evolved in the medieval and early modern era. Paperback, $40.

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