Science in the Middle Ages

Science in the Middle Ages

Cataract Solutions

Cataract Solutions: Discover how Medieval Islamic societies tackled blindness, from ancient remedies to revolutionary surgical procedures.

People fleeing from plague

The English sweating sickness: a medieval enigma, struck fiercely between 1485-1551, leaving mortality's mark.


The Longbow, played a pivotal role in English warfare, notably during the Hundred Years' War and the Battle of Agincourt.

The people of Tournai bury victims of the Black Death

Black Death: A devastating pandemic that swept through Europe in the 14th century, killing an estimated 25 million people.

Astronomy by Frans Floris (from a series on the Liberal Arts)

Tracing the Origins of the Astrolabe: The astrolabe is a scientific instrument with roots in ancient Greece, where it was used for astronomy & navigation.

Physician preparing an elixir folio from a manuscript of the De Materia Medica by Dioscorides (ca. 40–90 AD).

Herbal medicine was a vital aspect of medieval healthcare, relying on the healing properties of plants to cure common ailments.

Constitutio Criminalis Theresiana (1768) – the approved methods of torture which could be used by the legal authorities to arrive at the truth.

Medieval Torture: brutal methods used to extract information, punish crimes, and maintain control over the population, causing physical and psychological damage

Martyrdom of St Ursula at Cologne

Watermills: A key tech and crucial source of power for various industries during the Middle Ages.

Medieval Gunpowder Weapons - Siege of Orléans in 1428

Gunpowder: Revolutionizing Warfare In The Middle Ages: leading to new tactics and fortifications and shaping European history.

Armenian manuscript, Ms. xxxx, Matenadaran, Yerevan, Armenia

Explore the World of Medieval Medicine from the use of herbs and natural remedies to the creation of the first hospitals.

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