Book Review: The Strange Voyage of Ancient Texts

In “The Map of Knowledge,” Violet Moller follows several precious scientific books through the Middle Ages.

In “The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found,” British historian Violet Moller chronicles the long, strange journey of a small collection of ancient scientific texts by Euclid, Ptolemy, and others from the fall of Rome through the Middle Ages. (Visual: )

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