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The Map of Knowledge by Violet Moller
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Apr 14, 2020 | ISBN 9781101974063

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“Moller brings to life the ways in which knowledge reached us from antiquity to the present day in a book that is as delightful as it is readable.” Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads

“Superb. . . . Ambitious but concise, deeply researched but elegantly written, and very entertaining, The Map of Knowledge is popular intellectual history at its best.” —The Telegraph (UK)

“An endlessly fascinating book, rich in detail, capacious and humane in vision.” —Stephen Greenblatt, author of Swerve: How the World Became Modern
 
“The reader is invited to marvel at how multicultural the ancient world was, and to consider how the foundational knowledge of the Western world . . . was painstakingly preserved, analyzed, and innovated upon for almost 1,000 years.” —The Washington Post

“Fascinating. . . . A picturesque tour of a series of fabulously wealthy civilizations. . . . Moller brings the wonders of the medieval Muslim empires vividly to life and you’re left yearning for more.” —The Times (London)
 
“Unusual and well-crafted. . . . An impressive, wide-ranging examination of what might be called premodern intellectual and cultural geography.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“An epic treasure hunt into the highways and byways of stored knowledge across faiths and continents.” —John Agard, poet and judge, Royal Society of Literature 2016 Jerwood Award 

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