Author/narrator Seb Falk challenges listeners to check their assumptions about the scientific contributions made during the European Medieval period. Falk uses Brother John of Westwyk (1350-1400)--an English monk, astrologer, and inventor--as a gateway into discussions on the interconnected nature of religious and social life, and education during this time. The author's passion for the Middle Ages translates into an accessible, well-paced production. Falk's lilting delivery as he discusses influential figures and key instruments, like the astrolabe, creates an absorbing experience. His facility with Latin, Middle English, and Arabic words, phrases, and names allows the focus to remain on the scientific achievements being discussed. From monastic life to the firmament and beyond, listeners will acquire a clearer understanding of this period. J.R.T. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2021]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2020
DD ISBN 9781705265581 $24.99
Library Ed. Tantor Media 2020
DD ISBN 9781705265598 $49.95
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