‘The Light Ages’ illuminates the science of the so-called Dark Ages


The Light AgesSeb FalkW.W. Norton & Co., $30 A long-standing myth about medieval history is that the Middle Ages were intellectually dark. Science supposedly took a hiatus between the demise of Rome and the rise of Copernican astronomy and Galileo’s physics, some superficial accounts suggest. “The medieval reality, however, is a Light Age of scientific […]