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knowledge ebok The Map ebok 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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[Epub] ➛ The Map of Knowledge ➜ Violet Moller – Coinfetti.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.

10 thoughts on “The Map of Knowledge

  1. Darrin Darrin says:

    ePUB coinfetti.co ´ The Map of Knowledge MOBI Í The Map PDF \ knowledge ebok, The Map ebok, The Map of Knowledge ePUBThere 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 objects cities places concepts and moments would be really obscure Who knew for example that there was a connection between


  2. Amy Clarke Amy Clarke says:

    ePUB coinfetti.co ´ The Map of Knowledge MOBI Í The Map PDF \ knowledge ebok, The Map ebok, 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


  3. Carlos Carlos says:

    ePUB coinfetti.co ´ The Map of Knowledge MOBI Í The Map PDF \ knowledge ebok, The Map ebok, 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:

    ePUB coinfetti.co ´ The Map of Knowledge MOBI Í The Map PDF \ knowledge ebok, The Map ebok, 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 points out again and again the lack of medical edu


  5. Nina Nina says:

    ePUB coinfetti.co ´ The Map of Knowledge MOBI Í The Map PDF \ knowledge ebok, The Map ebok, 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 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 form of a journey telling us the stories of individuals who were significant for the upholding and thriving of knowledge in their respective times and placesMost significantly it clears up some false illusions and shows us how significant the Islamic world was for science in the middle ages even though these authors have later often been neglected to be mentioned or have been Latinised It also explains why this step may have been necessary to bring important knowledge especially abou


  6. Fraser Kinnear Fraser Kinnear says:

    ePUB coinfetti.co ´ The Map of Knowledge MOBI Í The Map PDF \ knowledge ebok, The Map ebok, 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 eyes of the database administrators Isn't the story of Classical ideas being fostered under Islam before returning to the West already pretty well socialized? If you have a whole book why not delve int


  7. Thomas W Thomas W says:

    ePUB coinfetti.co ´ The Map of Knowledge MOBI Í The Map PDF \ knowledge ebok, The Map ebok, 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:

    ePUB coinfetti.co ´ The Map of Knowledge MOBI Í The Map PDF \ knowledge ebok, The Map ebok, 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 owe to the ancient world The ancient Greek and Graeco Egyptian scholars gave us again Westerners our start on the scientific method philosophy geometry medicine and so many other topics We would have lost so much if it hadn’t been for medieval Arab scholars and translators At the same time however I lament what we lost anyway to time and


  9. Tina Tina says:

    ePUB coinfetti.co ´ The Map of Knowledge MOBI Í The Map PDF \ knowledge ebok, The Map ebok, 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:

    ePUB coinfetti.co ´ The Map of Knowledge MOBI Í The Map PDF \ knowledge ebok, The Map ebok, 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 preservi


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