Book cover of The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science by Seb Falkby Seb Falk

Named a Best Book of 2020 by The TelegraphThe Times, and BBC History Magazine


An illuminating guide to the scientific and technological achievements of the Middle Ages through the life of a crusading astronomer-monk.

Soaring Gothic cathedrals, violent crusades, the Black Death: these are the dramatic forces that shaped the medieval era. But the so-called Dark Ages also gave us the first universities, eyeglasses, and mechanical clocks. As medieval thinkers sought to understand the world around them, from the passing of the seasons to the stars in the sky, they came to develop a vibrant scientific culture.

Interview with the Author

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