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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 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 capi. Great 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

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South Moller also reveals the web of connections between the Islamic world and Christendom connections that would both preserve and transform astronomy mathematics and medicine from the early Middle Ages to the Renaissance Vividly told and with a dazzling cast of characters The Map of Knowledge is an evocative nuanced and vibrant account of our common intellectual heritage. In 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 owe to the ancient world The ancient Greek and Graeco Egyptian scholars gave us again Westerners our

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Tal of Sicily’s vibrant mix of cultures and – finally – to Venice where that great merchant city’s The Map PDFEPUBprinting 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. A 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 Europe Christianity was keen on banning and burning such pagan thoughts How come so many of them were still available and alive in some form or other when the Renaissance came aboutThis book provides the answer in form of a journey telling us the stories of individuals who were significant for the upholding and thriving of knowledge in their respect


10 thoughts on “The Map of Knowledge

  1. says:

    There was a program on PBS when I was in middle or high school that was I think produced in the UKlike most really good science programs The program was called Connections and it would take a subject and connect all the historical dots as to how it came about and sometimes the connections between historical figures obje

  2. says:

    This book is an interesting discussion of how classical ideas made their way through history It follows the writings of three Ancien

  3. says:

    Great 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. says:

    I 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 sc

  5. says:

    A 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 Europe Christianity was keen on banning and burning such pagan thoughts? How come so many of them were still available and alive in some form or other when the Renaissance came about?This book provides the answer in for

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    Moller 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 per

  7. says:

    Most 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

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    In 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

  9. says:

    You might like this audiobook like I did if you like to learn about the start of religious thoughts science medicine and books

  10. says:

    Enlightening 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 kno