The Light Ages

ISBN: 9780141989679 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2021 Autor: Seb Falk Editură: Penguin Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 256 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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The Middle Ages were a time of wonder. They gave us the first universities, the first eyeglasses and the first mechanical clocks as medieval thinkers sought to understand the world around them, from the passing of the seasons to the stars in the sky.

In this book, we walk the path of medieval science with a real-life guide, a fourteenth-century monk named John of Westwyk - inventor, astrologer, crusader - who was educated in England's grandest monastery and exiled to a clifftop priory. Following the traces of his life, we learn to see the natural world through Brother John's eyes: navigating by the stars, multiplying Roman numerals, curing disease and telling the time with an astrolabe.

We travel the length and breadth of England, from Saint Albans to Tynemouth, and venture far beyond the shores of Britain.

On our way, we encounter a remarkable cast of characters: the clock-building English abbot with leprosy, the French craftsman-turned-spy and the Persian polymath who founded the world's most advanced observatory.

An enthralling story of the struggles and successes of an ordinary man and an extraordinary time, The Light Ages conjures up a vivid picture of the medieval world as we have never seen it before.

Seb Falk is a historian, teacher, broadcaster and historical consultant. In 2016 he was named a BBC New Generation Thinker. Seb teaches medieval history and history of science at Cambridge University. He is a qualified teacher and a Yachtmaster. He has led mountain expeditions and run many marathons, worked in government and served as a Special Constable.

Limba
Engleza
Subiect Principal
Istoria lumii
Perioada Istorica
Antichitatea
Autor
Seb Falk
Data Publicarii
2021
Editura
Penguin
Inaltime
19.8
Latime
12.9
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
256
Subtitlu
A Medieval Journey of Discovery
Bic
1DBK, 3H, HBJD, HBLC1, JFCX, PDX, TBY
Greutate
314
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