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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.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B SYLVESTER II, POPE    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  270.3 BRO    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 SYLVESTER II    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B SYLVESTER II, POPE    Check Shelf
Description vii, 310 pages : illustrations (some color), 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 9780465009503 alkaline paper
0465009506 alkaline paper
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