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Edward Grant papers, 1950-2001

Series: Publications, 1961-2001 

Subseries: Correspondence, 1963-1988  

Cambridge University Press

Box 16 1972-1980  


John Wiley Press 1965-1972 

(2 folders)

University of Wisconsin Press

Halftones for 2 published books 1966,  1971 

Oresme volumes undated 

Correspondence regarding Oresme De Proportionibus... 1963-1966,  1988 

Correspondence for Source Book 1968-1974  

Correspondence for Much Ado 1978-1981  

Subseries: Articles, 1960-1997 

The arrangement of this subseries closely follows the list of articles in Dr. Grant's Curriculum Vitae.

Box 16 "Nicole Oresme and his De Proportionibus Proportionum. " Isis51, no. 165 (1960) : 293-314.

"Nicole Oresme and the Commensurability or Incommensurability of Celestial Motions." Archive for History of Exact Sciences 1 (1961) : 420-458.

"Late Medieval Thought, Copernicus, and the Scientific Revolution." Journal of the History of Ideas 23 (1962) : 197-220.

"Hypotheses in Late Medieval and Early Modern Science." Daedalus Summer (1962) : 599-616.

"Jean Buridan: A 14th Century Cartesian." Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences 16, no. 64 (1963) : 251-255.

"Aristotle's Shiphaulers' and Medieval Criticisms of His Law of Motion." Dixième Congrès International d'Histoire des Sciences 1 (1964) : 587-590.

This article is located in Oversize, Box 24.

"Aristotle's Restriction on His Law of Motion: Its Fate in the Middle Ages." In L'Aventure de la Science. Mèlanges Alexandre Koyré (Histoire de la Pensée, vol. 12). Paris: Hermann, 1964 : 173-197.

"Motion in the Void and the Principle of Inertia in the Middle Ages." Isis 55, no. 181 (1964) : 265-292.

"Bradwardine and Galileo: Equality of Velocities in the Void." Archive for History of Exact Sciences 2, no. 4 (1965) : 344-364.

"Part I of Nicole Oresme's Algorismus Proportionum ." Isis 56, part 3, no. 185 (1965) : 327-341.

"Aristotle, Philoponus, Avempace, and Galileo's Pisan Dynamics." Centaurus 11, no. 2 (1965) : 79-95.

"Oresme, Nicholas." The Encyclopedia of Philosophy New York/London, 1967 , vol. 5, 547, c. 1-549, c. 1.

"Science in the Middle Ages." The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 1967 , vol. 12, 1200, c. 1-1209, c. 1.

"On the Origin of the Medieval Version of Equality of Fall for Unequal Bodies in the Void: A Critique of Duhem's Explanation." Actes du XI Congrès International d'Histoire des Sciences Warsaw/Cracow, 1967 , vol. 3, 19-23.

"Medieval and 17th Century Conceptions of an Infinite Void Space Beyond the Cosmos. " Isis 60, part 1, no. 201 (1969) : 39-60.

"Blasius of Parma." Dictionary of Scientific Biography New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1970 , vol. 2, 192, c.2-195, c.2.

"The Arguments of Nicholas of Autrecourt for the Existence of Interparticulate Vacua." Actes du XII Congrès International d'Histoire des Sciences Paris: Albert Blanchard, 1971 ,tome IIIA, 65-68.

Commentary on Marshall Clagett, "Archimedes in the Late Middle Ages." In Duane H.D. Roller (ed.), Perspectives in the History of Science and Technology. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971 , 260-263.

"Henricus Aristippus, William of Moerbeke and Two Alleged Mediaeval Translations of Hero's Pneumatica." Speculum 46, no. 4 (1971) : 656-669.

Materials relating to translation of Philo of Byzantium 1971-1972 

Essay Review of Marshall Clagett, Nicole Oresme and the Medieval Geometry of Qualities and Motions. A Treatise on the Uniformity and Difformity of Intensities known as "Tractatus de configurationibus qualitatum et motuum." Reviewed in Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 3 (1972) : 167-182.

"Jordanus de Nemore" 1973 

"Medieval Explanations and Interpretations of the Dictum that 'Nature Abhors a Vacuum'." Traditio 29 (1973) : 327-355.

"In Memoriam: Anneliese Maier (1905-1971)." Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences 24, no. 94 (June, 1974) : 143-144.

"Peter Peregrinus." Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1974 , vol. 10, 532-540.

"Pomponius Mela." Dictionary of Scientific Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975 , vol. 11, 74-76.

"Place and Space in Medieval Physical Thought." In Motion and Time, Space and Matter: Interrelations in the History of Philosophy and Science. Edited by Peter K. Machamer and Robert G. Turnbull. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 1976 , 137-167.

"The Concept of Ubi in Medieval and Renaissance Discussions of Place." In Science, Medicine, and the University: 1200-1550. Essays in Honor of Pearl Kibre Manuscripta 20 (July, 1976) , Part I, 71-80.

"Scientific Thought in Fourteenth-Century Paris: Jean Buridan and Nicole Oresme." In Machaut's World: Science and Art in the Fourteenth Century. Edited by Madeleine Pelner Cosman and Bruce Chandler. Annals of the New York Academy of Science v. 314. New York: The New York Academy of Sciences, 1978 , 105-124.

"The Principle of Impenetrability of Bodies in the History of Concepts of Space from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century." Isis 69, no. 249 (1978) : 551-571.

Dictionary of the Middles Ages articles 1978-1979 

"The Condemnation of 1277, God's Absolute Power, and Physical Thought in the Late Middle Ages." Viator 10, (1979) : 211-244.

Articles in Press 1980-1983 

"History and Philosophy of Science" 1981 

"The Medieval Doctrine of Place: Some Fundamental Problems and Solutions. In Studi sul XIV secolo in memoria di Anneliese Maier. Edited by A. Maierù and A. Paravicini Bagliani (Storie e Letteratura, 151). Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 1981 , 57-79.

"Celestial Matter: A Medieval and Galilean Cosmological Problem." The Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 13, no. 2 (fall, 1983) : 157-186.

Box 17 "Were there Significant Differences Between Medieval and Early Modern Scholastic Natural Philosophy? The Case for Cosmology." Nous 18, no. 1 (March, 1984) : 5-14.

"Science and the Medieval University." In James M. Kittelson and Pamela J. Transue, eds. Rebirth, Reform and Resilience: Universities in Transition 1300-1700. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1984 , 68-102.

"Celestial Perfection from the Middle Ages to the Late Seventeenth Century." In Margaret J. Osler and Paul Lawrence Farber, eds., Religion, Science and Worldview. Essays in Honor of Richard S. Westfall. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1985 , 137-162.

"Issues in Natural Philosophy at Paris in the Late Thirteenth Century." Medievalia et Humanistica, New Series, Number 13 (Paul Maurice Clogan, ed.), 1985 , 75-94.

"A New Look at Medieval Cosmology, 1200-1687." Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 129, no. 4 (Dec., 1985)  : 417-432.

"Dynamik." Article in Lexikon des Mittelalters 3, cols. 1493-1496.

"Science and Theology in the Middle Ages." In David C. Lindberg and Ronald L. Numbers, eds., God and Nature, Historical Essays on the Encounter between Christianity and Science. Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1986 , 49-75.

"Eloge: Edward Rosen" 1986 

"Anomalies in Medieval Science" 1987 

"Medieval and Renaissance Scholastic Conceptions of the Influence of the Celestial Region on the Terrestrial." The Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 17, no. 1 (Spring, 1987) : 1-23.

"Eccentrics and Epicycles in Medieval Cosmology." In Edward Grant and John E. Murdoch, eds., Mathematics and its Applications to Science and Natural Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honor of Marshall Clagett. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 1987 , 189-214.

"Celestial Orbs in the Latin Middle Ages." Isis 78, no. 292 (June, 1987) : 153-173.

"Ways to Interpret the Terms 'Aristotelian' and 'Aristotelianism' in Medieval and Renaissance Natural Philosophy." History of Science 25, (1987) : 335-358.

Lynn White Memoir 1987-1988  

(2 folders)

"Medieval Departures from Aristotelian Natural Philosophy." In Studies in Medieval Natural Philosophy, ed. Stefano Caroti. Biblioteca di Nuncius, Studi e Testi. Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 1989 , 237-256.

"The Parisian School of Science in the Fourteenth Century." with John E. Murdoch. In Guttorm Flasted, ed. Contemporary Philosophy, A New Survey, vol. 6: Philosophy of Science in the Middle Ages. Co-editor Raymond Klibansky. Dodrect/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990 , 481-493.

"Celestial Incorruptibility in Medieval Cosmology 1200-1687." In Sabetai Unguru, ed., Physics, Cosmology and Astronomy, 1300-1700. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991 , 101-127.

"The Unusual Structure and Organization of Albert of Saxony's Questions on Decoelo." In Joël Biard, ed. Itinéraires d'Albert de Saxe Paris-Vienne au XIV Siècle. Paris: Libraires Philosophique J. Vrin, 1991 , 205-217.

"Science in the Late Fifteenth Century." Article in Silvio A. Bedini, ed., The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia, 2 vols. New York: Simon Schuster, 1992 , vol. 2, 601-604.

Obituary for Vic Thoren 1991-1992  

"Jean Buridan and Nicole Oresme on Natural Knowledge." Vivarium 3, no. 1 (1993) : 84-105.

"A Comparison of Oresme's French and Latin Commentaries"For Murdoch Festschrift 1992-1996  

Revised Bibliographic Essay for French Physical Science in Middle Ages 1992 

"Medieval Cosmology." In Norris S. Hetherington, ed., Cosmology: Historical, Literary, Philosophical, Religious, and Scientific Perspectives. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1993 , 181-199.

"La Nature a horreur du vide." A contribution to "Les Grandes Expérience de la Physique Blaise Pascal: Comment a-t-il démontré l'existence de la pression atmosphérique?" In Les Cahiers de Science & Vie, hors série, No. 27 (Juin 1995) , 26-33.

"Why you should believe that Modern Science began in the Middle Ages" 1995  

"Astronomy, Cosmology, and Cosmography." In F. A. C. Mantello and A. G. Rigg (eds.), Medieval Latin: An Introduction and Bibliographical Guide. Washington, D. C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1996 , 363-368.

"Aristotelianism in the Early 12th Cent." 1996 

"When did Modern Science Begin?" The American Scholar, Winter 1997 : 105-113.

"Celestial Motions in the Late Middle Ages." Early Science and Medicine 2, no. 2 (June 1997) , Special Issue: "Medieval Cosmologies," edited by J. M. M. H. Thijssen, 129-148.

"Nicole Oresme, Aristotle's On the Heavens , and the Court of Charles V." In Texts and Contexts in Ancient and Medieval Science: Studies on the Occasion of John E. Murdoch's Seventieth Birthday , edited by Edith Sylla and Michael McVaugh. Leiden: Brill, 1997 , 187-207.

"The Medieval Cosmos: Its Structure and Operation." Journal for the History of Astronomy 28, (1997) : 147-167.

"Medieval Concepts of Force, Resistance, and Velocity." undated 

"Astronomies and Cultures." undated 

Subseries: Reviews, 1961-1998  

All of the following reviews were written by Dr. Grant

Box 17 Wallace, William A. Review of The Scientific Methodology of Theodoric of Freiberg: A Case Study of the Relationship between Science and Philosophy. Reviewed in Speculum 36, (Jan. 1961) : 188-194.

Gundell. Review of Weltbild und Astrologie in den Griechischen Zauberpapyri 1962 

Crombie, A. C., ed. Review of Scientific Change. Reviewed in American Biology Teacher 26, no. 3 (March 1964) : 216-218.

Lewis, C. S. Review of The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature. Reviewed in Isis 56, part 1, no. 183 (1965) : 99-100.

Beaujouan, Guy. Review of Manuscrits Scientifiques Medievaux de L'Universite de Salamanque et de Ses "Colegios Mayores." Reviewed in Isis 56, part 2, no. 184 (1965) : 239-240.

St. Thomas Aquinas. Review of Commentary on Aristotle's Physics. Translated by Richard J. Blackwell, Richard J. Spath, and W. Edmund Thirlkel. Reviewed in Isis 56, part 4, no. 186 (1965) : 474-475.

Baron, Roger, ed. Review of Hugonis de Sancto Victore Opera Propaedeutica: Practica Geometriae, de Grammatica, Epitome Dindimi in Philosophiam. Reviewed in Isis 59, (1968) : 342-343.

Drake. Review of Two News Sciences by Galileo. 1968-1972  

Drake, Stillman and I. E. Drabkin. Review of Mechanics in Sixteenth-Century Italy. Selections from Tartaglia, Benedetti, Guido Ubaldo, & Galileo. Reviewed in Renaissance Quarterly 24, no. 3 (Autumn 1971) : 381-383.

Talbot, H. Review of Medicine in Medieval England. Reviewed in Science 171, no. 3966 (1971) : 55.

Pedersen, Olaf and Mogens Pihl. Review of Early Physics and Astronomy. Reviewed in Journal for the History of Astronomy 7, (1976) : 201-204.

Review of Lexikon des Mittelalters. Reviewed in Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 34, (July 1979) : 382-383.

Murray, Alexander. Review of Reason and Society in the Middle Ages. Reviewed in Isis 71, no. 257 (June 1980) : 340-341.

Gillispie, Charles C., ed. Review of The Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Reviewed in "The DSB: A Review Symposium" by Donald Fleming, Joseph Needham, Edward Grant, and Jacques Roger in Isis 71, (1980) : 633-652.

Hilfstein, Erna, Czartoryski, Pawel, and Frank D. Grande. Review of Science and History: Studies in Honor of Edward Rosen. Reviewed in Renaissance Quarterly 34, no. 2 (Summer 1981) : 213-215.

Wallace, William A. Review of Prelude to Galileo: Essays on Medieval and Sixteenth-Century Sources of Galileo's Thought. Reviewed in Science 214, no. 4516 (October 1981) : 55-56.

White, Lynn. Review of Medieval Religion and Technology: Collected Essays. Reviewed in Archives Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences 31, no. 106 (1981) : 215-217.

Poulle, Emmanuel. Review of Les Sources Astronomiques (Textes, Tables, Instruments). Reviewed in Isis 73, no. 269 (1982) : 596-597.

Maier, Anneliese. Review of On the Threshold of Exact Science: Selected Writings of Anneliese Maier on Late Medieval Natural Philosophy. Reviewed in Isis 74, no. 271 (1983) : 130-131.

Schmitt. Review of Aristotle and the Renaissance. 1983 

Jordanus de Nemore. Review of De Numeris Datis. Translated by Barnabas Bernard Hughes. Reviewed in Historia Mathematica, (1983) : 125-129.

Olson, Richard. Review of Science Deified and Science Defied: The Historical Significance of Science in Western Culture from the Bronze Age to the Beginnings of the Modern Era ca. 3500 B.C. to ca. A. D. 1640. Reviewed in Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 39, (Jan. 1984) : 88-89.

Ferruolo, Stephen C. Review of The Origins of the University: The Schools of Paris and their Critics, 1100-1215. Reviewed in History of Education Quarterly 26, no. 3 (Fall 1986) : 435-437.

Hansen, Bert, ed. Review of Nicole Oresme and the Marvels of Nature: A Study of His "De Causis Mirabilium" with Critical Edition, Translation, and Commentary. Reviewed in Isis 77, no. 286 (1986) : 186-187.

Jardine, Nicholas. Review of The Birth of History and Philosophy of Science: Kepler's "A Defence of Tycho against Ursus" with Essays on its Provenance and Significance. Reviewed in Journal for the History of Astronomy 17, part 2, (May 1986) : 137-140.

Pedersen, Fritz Saaby, ed. Review of Philomena de Dacia and Petrus de Sancto Audomaro, Opera Quadrivialia, 1: Opera Petri Philomenae; 2. Opera Petri de Sancto Audomaro. Reviewed in Speculum 61, (1986) : 248.

Review of Burley on Motion in a Vacuum 1987 

Duhem, Pierre. Review of Medieval Cosmology: Theories of Infinity, Place, Time Void, and the Plurality of Worlds. Reviewed in Speculum 62, no. 4 (Oct. 1987) : 927-929.

Gottfried. Review of Medieval Science and Society 1987 

Pflanze. Review of The Impact of Money... 1987 

North, John D. Review of Chaucer's Universe. Reviewed in Journal for the History of Astronomy 21, (1990) : 215-217.

Cobban, Alan B. Review of The Medieval English Universities: Oxford and Cambridge to c. 1500. Reviewed in Libraries & Culture, a Journal of Library History 25, no. 2 (Spring 1990) : 276-277.

Review of Oresme and Relativity of Motion. 1990 

Kieckhefer, Richard. Review of Magic in the Middle Ages. Reviewed in American Historical Review 96, (June 1991) : 853-854.

Dahlstrom, Daniel D., ed. Review of Nature and Scientific Method Reviewed in The Review of Metaphysics. , (Sept. 1992) : 149-151.

Review of Oresme and Ratios of Lesser Inequality 1991 

Iorio, Dominick A. Review of The Aristotelians of Renaissance Italy, A Philosophical Exposition. Reviewed in Isis 84, (1993). 

de Ridder-Symoens, Hilde, ed. Review of A History of the University in Europe. Reviewed in History of Education Quarterly 33, no. 3 (Fall 1993) : 395-398.

Unpublished review for Technology and Culture 1998 

Schmitt. Review of Experience and Experiment. undated 

Subseries: Box 18 Files related to Grant's book Nicole Oresme: "De Proportionibus Proportionum" and "Ad Pauca Respicientes" , published in 1966  .

Changes in volume 1963-1965  

Plates 1963-1965  

Proof Sheets 1960 

Review of volume 1966 

Subseries: Files related to Grant's book Physical Science in the Middle Ages , published in 1977 

Box 18 Hardbound copy of book 1977 

Copy of Japanese translation 1982  

Review of Physical Science undated 

Subseries: Files related to Grant's book Nicole Oresme and the Kinematics of Circular Motion , published in 1971 

Box 18 Manuscript 1971 

(2 folders)

Review of volume 1971 

Subseries: Files related to Grant's book A Source Book in Medieval Science , published in 1981 

Volume II of manuscript is missing.


Box 18 1967-1968 



(from Wisc. Univ. Press) undated 

Material for Source Book 1974  

Selections to be typed 1974  

Topics 1974  

Manuscript of Source Book Vol. I

(preface-pg. 54) 1974  

(pg. 55-186) 1974  

(pg. 187-271mm) 1974  

(pg. 277-416) 1974  

(pg. 417-481) 1974  

Vol. III (there is no Vol. II)

(pg. 1013-1116) 1974  

(pg. 1117-1216) 1974  

(pg. 1217-1324) 1974  

(pg. 1325-1408) 1974  

(pg. 1409-1497) 1974  

Box 19 Vol. IV

(pg. 1498-1664) 1974  

(pg. 1665-1784) 1974  

(pg. 1785-1908) 1974  

(pg. 1909-2043) 1974  

Vol. V

(pg. 2044-2175) 1974  

(pg. 2176-2299) 1974  

(pg. 2300-2407) 1974  

(pg. 2408-2537) 1974  

(pg. 2538-2622) 1974  

(pg. 2623-2748) 1974  

Errors in Source Book undated 

Review of volume 1976 

Subseries: Files related to Grant's book Much Ado About Nothing: Theories of Space and Vacuum from the Middle Ages to the Scientific Revolution , published in 1981 

Box 19 Preface undated 

Edited page proofs undated 

(3 folders)

Review of volume undated 

Subseries: Files related to Grant's work In Defense of the Earth's Centrality... , Varorium Reprints, published in 1984 

Box 19 Studies in Medieval Science (indexed articles) 1981 

(2 folders)

Review of volume 1984  

Subseries: Files related to Grant's book Mathematics and its Applications to Science and Natural Philosophy in the Middle Ages published in 1987 

Box 19 Materials for volume 1987 

Line figures 1987 

Review 1987 

Subseries: Files related to Grant's book Planets, Stars, & Orbs: The Medieval Cosmos, 1200-1687 published in 1994 

Box 19 NEH Publication: Planets, Stars, Orbs 1992-1993  

The Medieval Cosmos (Book) 1976 

Medieval Cosmos, Chapters 1 & 2 1988  

Review of volume undated 

Copy of volume 1994  

Subseries: Files related to Grant's book The Foundations of Modern Science in the Middle Ages , published in 1996 

Box 20 Edited galley sheets 1996 

(3 folders)

Copy of book 1996 

Subseries: Files related to Grant's book God and Reason in the Middle Ages , published in 2001 

Box 20 Correspondence 2001 


(pg. 1-127) 2001 

(pg. 128-279) 2001 

(pg. 280-421) 2001 

(pg. 422-578) 2001 

(pg. 579-end) 2001