One of the most persistent myths about the Middle Ages is that this was a time when science slept, deliberately suppressed by the medieval church. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. This week, Danièle speaks with Seb Falk about the amazing story of medieval science.
Seb Falk is a historian and lecturer at Cambridge University, whose research is focused on the scientific instruments of the Middle Ages. His new book is called The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science. Learn more about Seb’s work on his website or by following him on Twitter @Seb_Falk
Here are the twin editions of #TheLightAges!
On the left: out with @wwnorton in the USA/Canada on 17 November.
On the right: with @PenguinUKBooks in the rest of the world on 24 September.
Find out more & pre-order via https://t.co/LQkZscPor9. pic.twitter.com/vxmxgLmQWb
— Seb Falk (@Seb_Falk) May 22, 2020
You can find several talks and interviews with Seb Falk on Youtube:
You can also help support the podcast and Medievalists.net through our Patreon – go to https://www.patreon.com/medievalists to learn more.
You also buy her book Life in Medieval Europe: Fact and Fiction through Amazon.com
Top Image: Kolorierte Federzeichnung. Unibibliothek Salzburg, M III 36