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The Resource The abacus and the cross : the story of the Pope who brought the light of science to the Dark Ages, Nancy Marie Brown

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

Label
The abacus and the cross : the story of the Pope who brought the light of science to the Dark Ages
Title
The abacus and the cross
Title remainder
the story of the Pope who brought the light of science to the Dark Ages
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Marie Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 270.3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BX1158
LC item number
.B76 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The abacus and the cross : the story of the Pope who brought the light of science to the Dark Ages, Nancy Marie Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
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 -- Thelegend of the last emperor -- Pope of the year 1000 -- The end of the world
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 310 p., [8] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9780465009503
Lccn
2010036361
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(DLC)BK0008808573
Label
The abacus and the cross : the story of the Pope who brought the light of science to the Dark Ages, Nancy Marie Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
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 -- Thelegend of the last emperor -- Pope of the year 1000 -- The end of the world
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 310 p., [8] p. of col. plates
Isbn
9780465009503
Lccn
2010036361
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(DLC)BK0008808573

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