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Called "the scientist-pope" during his lifetime, Gerbert of Aurillac was born a peasant, but ascended to the pinnacle of the Christian world to become Pope Sylvester II. In The Abacus and the Cross acclaimed science writer Nancy Marie Brown nimbly follows Gerbert through scientific exploration and political scheming as he rose from peasant to Pope. Using Medieval letters and modern reportage to transport her reader to Gerbert's world, Brown shows how science was central to the lives of Monks, kings, and even Popes a thousand years ago.
Number of Pages: 310
Vendor: Basic Books
Publication Date: 2012
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The Abacus and The Cross: The Story of The Pope Who Brought The Light of Science To The Dark AgesNancy Marie BrownRunning Press / 2010 / Hardcover$12.19 Retail:
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From Nicaea to Chalcedon: A Guide to the Literature and Its Background, Second EditionFrances M. Young, Andrew TealBaker Academic / 2010 / Trade Paperback$26.49 Retail:
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In The Abacus and the Cross, Nancy Marie Brown skillfully explores the new learning Gerbert brought to Europe. A fascinating narrative of one remarkable math teacher, The Abacus and the Cross will captivate readers of history, science, and religion alike.
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