Unit-3 Emergence Of The Modern World

In this unit we introduce the study of a very crucial period in human history in which the foundations of the modem world were laid.

Give a list of the advances made in the field of modern science during the Renaissance?

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Written on Apr 15, 2019 1:27:26 PM

  • The Renaissance marked the beginning of modem science. One of the first achievements was in astronomy.
  • This was an exposition by Copernicus of the rotation of the earth on its axis and its notion around the sun.
  • This marked an important break with the ancient system of thought.
  • The decisive proof of the new conception of the universe was made possible by the invention of the telescope which has been called the greatest scientific instrument of the age.
  • Significant discoveries were made in the study of the human body and circulation of blood which helped to combat many superstitions.
  • In 1543, the year in which Copernicus's book was published, Vesalius, a Belgian, published ; his profusely illustrated De Humani Corporis Fabrica.
  • Based on the study of the dissections of the human body, this book provided the first complete description of the anatomy of the human body.
  • Cerventus, a Spaniard, published a book explaining the circulation of blood. He was condemned to death for questioning the Church belief in Trinity.
  •  A complete account of the constant process of circulation of blood, from the heart to all parts of the body and back again was given by Harvey, an Englishman, in about 1610 in his Dissertation upon the 'Movement of the Heart'. The period produced many other giants in science and great discoveries and inventions were made.