Abacus and the Cross, The: The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages

Brown, Nancy Marie

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Éditeur
Basic Books
Pages
328
Parution
janvier 2011
Format
Cartonné
Langue
Anglais
Dimensions
235 × 155 × 27 cm
EAN
9780465009503
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The pope of the year 1000, Gerbert of Aurillac, was the leading mathematician and astronomer of his day. Using medieval letters and modern reportage, and traveling through Gerbert's world, the author shows how science was central to the lives of monks, kings, and even popes a thousand years ago.
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