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Inventing the flat Earth : Columbus and modern historians

Author: Jeffrey Burton Russel
Publisher: New York : Praeger Publishers, 1997
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New ed.View all editions and formats
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He begins with a discussion of geographical knowledge in the Middle Ages, examining what Columbus and his contemporaries actually did believe, and then moves to a look at how the error was first  Read more...

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Named Person: Christopher Columbus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Burton Russel
ISBN: 0275939561 9780275939564 027595904X 9780275959043
OCLC Number: 469333038
Notes: Originalår: 1991
Description: xiv, 117 s. : illustrations
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 ; foreword by David Noble

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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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