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Author Brown, Nancy Marie.

Title The abacus and the cross : the story of the Pope who brought the light of science to the Dark Ages / Nancy Marie Brown.

Imprint New York : Basic Books, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    270.3 BRO    Billed
Description vii, 310 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A monk of Aurillac -- Of the making of books there is no end -- The ornament of the world -- Schoolmaster of Reims -- The abacus -- Math and the mind of God -- The celestial sphere -- The astrolabe -- Abbot of Bobbio -- Treason and excommunication -- The legend of the last emperor -- Pope of the year 1000 -- The end of the world.
Subject Sylvester II, Pope, approximately 945-1003.
Religion and science -- History -- To 1500.
ISBN 0465009506 (alk. paper)
9780465009503 (alk. paper)

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