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Music and the Stars: Mathematics in Medieval Ireland

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Ireland's contribution to modern science is well attested, yet it is not so well known that Ireland, famed for over half a millennium for its saints and scholars, was equally renowned for the scientific endeavor carried out in its monastic schools. Nor is it generally appreciated in wider historical debate that the principles of scientific discovery - observation and ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 8th 2013 by Four Courts Press
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Beth
Oct 10, 2014 Beth rated it really liked it
Every now and again I like to take a night and read something esoteric and technical. This fits the bill beautifully. As adverized, it deals with Irish medieval mathematics. For me, it was also a lot of fun. In one chapter we read about several people calling each other heretics over the dating of Easter, for example.

Make no mistake, this is technically intense. They do translate the Latin for you... most of the time. However even with my rusty credentials, I followed enough to learn and have a
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