References for Michael Scot

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  1. L Minio-Paluello, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).


  1. J Benoist-Méchin, Le rêve le plus long de l'Histoire IV: Frédéric de Hohenstaufen ou le rêve excommunié 2nd ed (Perrin, 1997).
  2. J Wood Brown, An inquiry into the Life and Legend of Michael Scot (Edinburgh 1897).
    Note: While this book presented an unprecedented amount of information concerning Michael Scot in its time, it must be used with caution as it is filled with pleasing conjecture with insufficient substantiation.
  3. C Burnett, Magic and Divination in the Middle Ages: Texts and Techniques in the Islamic and Christian Worlds, (Variorum, Aldershot, Hampshire,1996)
  4. C Haskins, Studies on the History of Medieval Science, 2nd ed. (Cambridge, Mass. 1927)
  5. M Hill, Gold: the California story. Berkeley and Los Angeles (University of California Press, 1999).
  6. L Pick, Conflict and coexistence. Archbishop Rodrigo and the Muslims and Jews of Medieval Spain ( Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2004.)
  7. L Thorndike, Book III. The early middle ages, History of Magic and Experimental Science, Vol. I. (1923).
  8. L Thorndike, Michael Scot (Thomas Nelson and Sons, London 1965)


  1. C Burnett, Michael Scot and the Transmission of Scientific Culture from Toledo to Bologna via the Court of Frederick II Hohenstaufen, Micrologus: Natura, scienze e società medievali, Le scienze alla corte di Federico II (Nature, Sciences and Medieval Societies, Sciences at the Court of Frederick II) 2 (1994) 101-126.
  2. T C Scott and P Marketos, On the Origin of the Fibonacci Sequence, MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, (University of St Andrews, March 2014)
  3. T C Scott, Michael Scot and the four rainbows, Transversal 2 (2017) 204 - 225.

JOC/EFR November 2014

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