Aristotle's Children

How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Middle Ages

Recommended by Edith Hall, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #66 in Islamic History

Europe was in the long slumber of the Middle Ages, the Roman Empire was in tatters, and the Greek language was all but forgotten, until a group of twelfth-century scholars rediscovered and translated the works of Aristotle. His ideas spread like wildfire across Europe, offering the scientific view that the natural world, including the soul of man, was a proper subject of study. The rediscovery of these ancient ideas sparked riots and heresy trials, caused major upheavals in the Catholic Church, and also set the stage for today's rift between reason and religion.

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Edith Hall I really enjoyed this book. I learnt a huge amount from it, and I found it fun to read, but also because its author has an agenda which goes beyond telling the story of Aristotle. (Source)

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