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✷ The Map of Knowledge Epub ✺ Author Violet Moller – Fiction-books.co In The Map of Knowledge Violet Moller traces the journey taken by the ideas of three of the greatest scientists of antiuity – Euclid Galen and Ptolemy – through seven cities and over a thousand yeIn The Map of Knowledge Violet Moller traces the journey taken by the ideas of three of the greatest scientists of antiuity – 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 widely In tracing these fragile strands of knowledge from century to century from east to west and north to south.

knowledge free The Map kindle The Map of Knowledge ePUBCapital 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 widely In tracing these fragile strands of knowledge from century to century from east to west and north to south.

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  1. Darrin Darrin says:

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  2. Amy Clarke Amy Clarke says:

    PDF/EPUB The Map of Knowledge eBook ✓ The Map ePUB ↠ õ fiction books.co õ knowledge free, The Map kindle, The Map of Knowledge ePUBThis book is an interesting discussion of how classical ideas made their way through history It follows the writings of three Ancient Greek scientists Ptolemy Euclid and Galen from their inception in Antiuity to their dissemination through the printing press in the 15th Century via seven selected cities As a result this book is a fusion of pure history and a history of ideas Moller discusses both the fortunes of the seven cities she has chosen for example the rise of Palermo under the Normans and the fortunes of the ideas themselves for example the decline in Galenic medicine during the Renaissance The result is a decent survey of aspects of Ancient Greek thought and Medieval history Moller is strong on her discussion of the interplay between Arabic and Christian centres of learning and the complex relationships between the two However given that this book combines Ancient and Medieval history with a history of ideas in just under 300 pages it is very much an overview of the


  3. Carlos Carlos says:

    PDF/EPUB The Map of Knowledge eBook ✓ The Map ePUB ↠ õ fiction books.co õ knowledge free, The Map kindle, The Map of Knowledge ePUBGreat book to read Easy to follow and keeps things interesting jumping from city to city among centuries to follow the birth of the printed knowledge It has a lot of references to classic works of literature and to the culture where they developed Read if you are into classical history


  4. Leftbanker Leftbanker says:

    PDF/EPUB The Map of Knowledge eBook ✓ The Map ePUB ↠ õ fiction books.co õ knowledge free, The Map kindle, The Map of Knowledge ePUBI was very disappointed in this as I was expecting a lot and for it to be a lot interesting Instead it reads like a Wikipedia page The author bends over backwards to point out that the Muslim world was keeping the light on in the sciences during Christian Europe’s Dark AgesFirst of all I was fully aware of the contribution to scholarship in the Arab world during the centuries of their short lived dominance I studied Arabic and the Muslim world for many years Her exuberance to inform the ignorant of the Arab achievements at times seemed to be unnecessary cheerleading or a lecture on political correctness She poi


  5. Nina Nina says:

    PDF/EPUB The Map of Knowledge eBook ✓ The Map ePUB ↠ õ fiction books.co õ knowledge free, The Map kindle, The Map of Knowledge ePUBA very interesting book that answered a uestion that I now wonder why I never thought to ask it what happened to all the science and philosophy of the ancient world during the thousand years of the Dark Ages when in most of Europ


  6. Fraser Kinnear Fraser Kinnear says:

    PDF/EPUB The Map of Knowledge eBook ✓ The Map ePUB ↠ õ fiction books.co õ knowledge free, The Map kindle, The Map of Knowledge ePUBMoller traces the history of Galen Euclid and Ptolemy as their ideas are first written down then fostered in the Middle East and re introduced to Midevil Europe at the start of the RenissanceLimiting the scope of Classical transmission to these men and not including say Aristotle seems a bit odd interesting trivia Aristotle was the first person known to have a private collection of books But I'm actually disappointed in Moller's focus on telling the story of the transcription efforts instead of the intellectual history of how these authors' ideas transformed over time So much of this book was focused on biographical details of glorified transcriptors who I'm never going to remember This feels analagous to telling the history of CERN through the e


  7. Thomas W Thomas W says:

    PDF/EPUB The Map of Knowledge eBook ✓ The Map ePUB ↠ õ fiction books.co õ knowledge free, The Map kindle, The Map of Knowledge ePUBMost students in the USA have had only a Euro centric perspective of history provided to them exclusively with a Christian White view leaving out massive accomplishments of non Christian cultures For instance the Dark Ages happened largely just in Europe but not necessarily in eastern regions where learning and culture flourished and Muslim Jewish scientists and scholars produced great work Substantial piece of scholarship


  8. Annie Annie says:

    PDF/EPUB The Map of Knowledge eBook ✓ The Map ePUB ↠ õ fiction books.co õ knowledge free, The Map kindle, The Map of Knowledge ePUBIn The Map of Knowledge Violet Moller traces the transmission of knowledge from the ancient Mediterranean via the Abbasid and Umayyad caliphates and centuries of scholars and translators from 500 CE to the European Renaissance This summary might sound a little dry but Moller’s semi conversational style and the content made her overview of a thousand years of history highly readable Outside of academia I don’t know that many people know how much of a debt we Westerners


  9. Tina Tina says:

    PDF/EPUB The Map of Knowledge eBook ✓ The Map ePUB ↠ õ fiction books.co õ knowledge free, The Map kindle, The Map of Knowledge ePUBYou might like this audiobook like I did if you like to learn about the start of religious thoughts science medicine and books


  10. Christopher Christopher says:

    PDF/EPUB The Map of Knowledge eBook ✓ The Map ePUB ↠ õ fiction books.co õ knowledge free, The Map kindle, The Map of Knowledge ePUBEnlightening survey of math science and medicine from late classical times to the beginning of the Renaissance Moller focuses on Euclid’s “The Elements” Ptolemy’s “Almagest” and the works of Galen showing how knowledge was preserved and transmitted in the centuries before the printing press She demonstrates how effective Muslim rulers and scholars were at preserving the writings of Ancient Greece at a time when Europe was descending into the Dark Ages and how Western humanist scholars gradually recovered this classical heritage over several centuries leading up to the Renaissance


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