Medieval Meteorology

@inproceedings{LawrenceMathers2019MedievalM,
  title={Medieval Meteorology},
  author={Anne Lawrence‐Mathers},
  year={2019}
}
The practice of weather forecasting underwent a crucial transformation in the Middle Ages. Exploring how scientifically-based meteorology spread and flourished from c.700–c.1600, this study reveals the dramatic changes in forecasting and how the new science of 'astro-meteorology' developed. Both narrower and more practical in its approach than earlier forms of meteorology, this new science claimed to deliver weather forecasts for months and even years ahead, on the premise that weather is… 
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    Speculum
  • 2020
Ahern, Eoghan, Bede and the Cosmos: Theology and Nature in the Eighth Century. (Studies in Eary Medieval Britain and Ireland.) London and New York: Routledge, 2020. Pp. xi, 279. $155. ISBN:

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