God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science

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Icon Books, 2009 - Philosophers - 435 pages
Presents a narrative history that reveals the roots of modern science in the medieval world. This book debunks many of the myths about the Middle Ages, showing that medieval people did not think the earth is flat, nor did Columbus 'prove' that it is a sphere; the Inquisition burnt nobody for their science nor was Copernicus afraid of persecution.

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Dr James Hannam was educated at Oxford and Cambridge where he studied physics and then the history of science. Hannam also runs the website www.bede.org.uk which receives up to 40,000 page views a month.

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