The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found

The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found

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After the Fall of Rome, when many of the great ideas of the ancient world were lost to the ravages of the Dark Ages, three crucial manuscripts passed hand to hand through seven Mediterranean cities and survived to fuel the revival of the Renaissance--an exciting debut history.

The Map of Knowledge follows three key texts—Euclid's Elements, Ptolemy's The Almagest, and Galen's writings on medicine—on a perilous journey driven by insatiable curiosity about the world. 

Softcover
352 pp.
5 x 8”