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Acknowledgments Several fellowships supported the research and writing of this book. A Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in the Humanities funded my initial research at the History of Science Department at the University of Oklahoma. A Hanna Kiel Fellowship at Villa I Tatti gave me an additional year to investigate the Renaissance reception of Averroes. The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation supported a summer’s research in Venice and Padua. Research awards and fellowships from Oakland University aided my travels to libraries during summers. Most of the book was written while at the American Academy in Rome, where the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supported me. I thank these institutions and foundations for their organizational and financial support. Many were indispensable aides for my scholarly development and assisted me in innumerable ways. At Oklahoma, Jamil Ragep, Steve Livesey, and Sonja Brentjes were excellent mentors. At I Tatti, Katy Park helped improve my writing and thinking. There, Ron Witt, the other visiting professors, and fellows provided me with many insights into the history of the Renaissance, as well fostering a enjoyable environment. Chris Celenza was the ideal director at the American Academy in Rome, and I thank him for both moral support and sharing his vast knowledge. At all three institutions I gave papers on my research and I thank the attendees, the organizers, and all who posed questions and commented on my preliminary ideas. I gave papers related to this book at the Warburg Institute, at the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences at Ghent University, at the Center for the History of Philosophy and Science at Radboud University, and at the annual meetings of the Renaissance Society of America and of the History of Science Society. While there were too many present to name, I thank Guido Giglioni, Anna Akasoy, Hiro Hirai, Christoph Lüthy, Paul Bakker, Cees Leijenhorst, Adam Takahashi, and Maarten van Dyck for their invitations and their many suggestions at these conferences. 180 Ack nowledgments I thank the staffs of the History of Science Collections at the University of Oklahoma, the Biblioteca Berenson, Kresge Library at Oakland University, the Huntington Library, the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, the Biblioteca Marciana, the Biblioteca Nazionale di Roma, the Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze, the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, the Biblioteca Universitaria di Padova, the Biblioteca Ariostea, the Archivio di Stato di Bologna, and the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Library at the American Academy in Rome for helping me gain access to the materials needed for writing this book. The image used for the cover was provided courtesy of the History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries. A number of scholars, besides those already mentioned, aided my research, pointing out gaps in argument and bibliography, while suggesting new approaches and directions. William Newman, John Monfasani, Pamela Long, Eva Del Soldato , Gideon Manning, Brad Bouley, Nick Popper, Nick Dew, Fabio Forner, Matthew Klemm, Monica Azzolini, Evan Ragland, Sandro La Barbera, and Dag Nikolaus Hasse all helped me with my research. Michele T. Callaghan improved the text and saved me from many errors. I am grateful to A. I. Sabra for introducing me to Averroes’ writings while I was a graduate student, and John Murdoch’s lessons in the history of science, medieval thought, and paleography have had a profound effect on my historical work. Don Smith has consistently been a source of inspiration for my scholarly activities and constant as a dear friend. I thank my parents and my brother, Russell, for their care and affection. Chiara Bariviera proofread the Latin in footnotes, for which I thank her, but most of all I am grateful for her love that made the time I spent writing this book the most pleasant period of my life. I dedicate this book to her. ...


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