Hypatia: Mathematician, Philosopher, Myth by Charlotte Booth

By Charlotte Booth

This biography of Hypatia the feminine thinker and mathematician in Christian Egypt offers historical past on her paintings and her existence as an elite lady at the moment. there are lots of myths approximately Hypatia, together with her examine, innovations and the influence of her homicide, all in line with a handful of latest assets. via featuring different theories and myths along the to be had facts, this booklet will let the reader to make their very own interpretations approximately her lifestyles. when the facts does depart many questions unanswered this booklet offers the proof because it stands, isolating the parable from fact. there's little or no released on Hypatia and he or she types fairly a distinct segment marketplace within the heritage of historical Egypt. notwithstanding she is a fascinating instance of ways multicultural Alexandria functioned at such an volatile political time, and gives anecdotal facts of the atrocities that happened. This ebook will attract students, lay humans and political and non secular researchers, and should exhibit that the heritage of Egypt doesn't finish at Cleopatra.

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