The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1974 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 934 pages
 Propaedia: outline of knowledge and guide to the Britannica.--- Micropaedia: ready reference and index.--- Macropaedia: knowledge in depth.
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A sensational medieval automaton was a “magic fountain” designed in 1242 by
Guillaume Boucher, a Parisian ... Perhaps the inspiration for this construction was
the legendary mechanical fly of the medieval magician Vergil, which was ...
Modern critics have shown that he derived a great deal from Bernardino Telesio (
a 16th-century philosopher who revolted against medieval Aristotelianism and
advocated the empirical method), from Juan Huarte, a 16th-century Spanish ...
Its style, a welcome change from the Aristotelian idiom that provided the basis for
the jargon of medieval Scholasticism, seemed to the 18th-century English
historian Gibbon “not unworthy of the leisure of Plato or Tully.” The argument of
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