The Map of Knowledge by Violet Moller
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In The Map of Knowledge Violet Moller traces the journey taken by the ideas of three of the greatest scientists of antiquity – Euclid, Galen and Ptolemy – through seven cities and over a thousand years. In it, we follow them from sixth-century Alexandria to ninth-century Baghdad, from Muslim Cordoba to Catholic Toledo, from Salerno’s medieval medical school to Palermo, capital of Sicily’s vibrant mix of cultures, and – finally – to Venice, where that great merchant city’s printing presses would enable Euclid’s geometry, Ptolemy’s system of the stars and Galen’s vast body of writings on medicine to spread even more widely.
Categories: History, International Author, International Books
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- Paperback : 352 pages
- Item Weight : 240 g
- ISBN-10 : 1509829628
- ISBN-13 : 978-1509829620
- Product Dimensions : 13 x 2.2 x 19.7 cm
- Publisher : Picador (21 August 2020)
- Reading level : 18 and up
- Language: : English
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