Corpus ID: 194184523

Analysis and Synthesis in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

  title={Analysis and Synthesis in Medieval and Early Modern Europe},
  author={Joel A. Klein and Evan R. Ragland},
The close ties between theory and practice in the history of chemistry are perhaps nowhere more evident than in the emphasis on analysis and synthesis. Historically, these terms can be applied to a host of practices concerned with separating, joining, and altering matter, often with reference to theoretically constructed entities such as elements, principles, and atoms. While historians of chemistry may be familiar with these terms primarily in their modern sense, from the major subdisciplines… Expand