The Abacus and the Cross
The Story of the Pope Who Brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages
By Nancy Marie Brown
(Basic Books (AZ), Hardcover, 9780465009503, 310pp.)
Publication Date: December 2010
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An acclaimed science writer tells the story of Pope Sylvester II, the erstwhile mathematician, astronomer, and spy, who brought Islamic science to the West before the year 1000