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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. 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 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 education in Europe during the centuries between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance but what did anyone anywhere contribute to medical science in that era Not much It wasn t until the late years of the 19th century that any real progress was made in medicineShe includes only a sentence or two to mark just when the light went out in the Muslim world around the middle of the 15th century Sic transit Gloria mundi as the Latins would say The lights went out even earlier in Spain well before the final Reconuest of 1492 in Granada More and religious Muslim sects ruled Al Andaluz leaving behind scholarship and learningShe also makes a lot of hay over the supposed religious tolerance or the Muslims something that has been repeated ad nauseam although it s a bit of a myth or at least an exaggeration Of course they treated women as badly as anyone in history so at least half of their subjects were political prisoners at best and few if any were educated Whispers of Feathers printing Entrepreneurial Vernacular page The author bends over backwards to Advanced C Programming by Example 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 Poslije svega (After, political correctness She Die Herrenschneiderei points out again and again the lack of medical education in Europe during the centuries between the fall of Rome and the Renaissance but what did anyone anywhere contribute to medical science in that era Not much It wasn t until the late years of the 19th century that any real

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The Map of Knowledge

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

Summary The Map of Knowledge

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. This 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 just under 300 pages it is very much an overview of the topic This is not necessarily a criticism as it made for a very accessible and enjoyable read but anyone with a reasonable grounding in history or Greek thought might find this book a little light on detail at times Overall I would recommend this book as an interesting well written introduction to the relationship between Ancient Greek Christian and Arabic worlds albeit one that could have used in depth analysis at times


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 real

  2. says:

    This 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

  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 sciences during Christian Europe’s Dark AgesFirst of all I was fully aware of the contribution to scholarship in

  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

  6. says:

    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 Aristot

  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

  8. says:

    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 t

  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 knowledge wa

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