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Inventing the flat earth : Columbus and modern historians

Author: Jeffrey Burton Russell
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The illusion that the earth is flat still persists, and this is Russell's attempt to correct it. He discusses geographical knowledge in the Middle Ages, examines what Columbus and his contemporaries  Read more...

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Named Person: Cristoforo Colombo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Burton Russell
ISBN: 0275939561 9780275939564 027595904X 9780275959043
OCLC Number: 249674940
Description: xiv, 117 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten
Contents: Foreword by David Noble Preface The Well-Rounded Planet The Medieval Ball Flattening the Globe The Wrong Way Round Around the Corner Selected Bibliography Index Includes 26 B&W illustrations
Responsibility: Jeffrey Burton Russell.

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"Russell conclusively shows how the 'flat earth' myth was concocted and popularized by Washington Irving and a French erudit and how the 'flat error' was declared by Darwininst historians, who Read more...

 
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