The Light Ages

In The Light Ages, Seb Falk uses the story of John Westwyk, a 14th-century monk, to explore the scientific explosion that occurred well before the Renaissance.

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Review of ‘The Light Ages’

Chances are, if asked about life in the Middle Ages, one might describe a landscape from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with mud-covered peasants throwing not-quite-dead relatives into plague carts. And if asked about medieval science, one might simply ask, “What’s that?” However, in The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science, Cambridge…

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