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Title The abacus and the cross : the story of the Pope who brought the light of science to the Dark Ages / Nancy Marie Brown.
Author Brown, Nancy Marie.
Publication New York : Basic Books, [2010]
Copyright date ©2010
Description vii, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Call # 270.3092 B
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Traces the achievements of medieval Pope Sylvester II, revealing his lesser-known role in promoting scientific awareness throughout turn-of-the-first-millennium Catholicism and his introduction of Arabic numerals to Europe.
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 9780465009503 (alk. paper) :
0465009506 (alk. paper)

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