Inventing the Flat Earth

Traces the history of the view that the earth was flat to the nineteenth-century, thereby supporting the author's theory that this belief was not widespread before Columbus's discovery of America.

Author: Jeffrey Burton Russell

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780275959043

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Traces the history of the view that the earth was flat to the nineteenth-century, thereby supporting the author's theory that this belief was not widespread before Columbus's discovery of America.

Rhetoric Public Affairs

Fleming , John William Draper , 134 ; see also Jeffery Burton Russell , Inventing
the Flat Earth : Columbus and Modern Historians ( New York : Praeger , 1991 ) ,
41 . 7 . Stephen Jay Gould , “ The Late Birth of a Flat Earth , ” Dinosaur in a ...

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Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion

... University Press, 1974), 50. MYTH 3: THAT MEDIEVAL CHRISTIANS TAUGHT
THAT THE EARTH WAS FLAT ... John Murray, 1828), esp. 88. 5. Jeffrey Burton
Russell, Inventing the Flat Earth: Columbus and NOTES TO PAGES 23–30 239.

Author: Ronald L. Numbers

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674057414

Category: Science

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If we want nonscientists and opinion-makers in the press, the lab, and the pulpit to take a fresh look at the relationship between science and religion, Ronald L. Numbers suggests that we must first dispense with the hoary myths that have masqueraded too long as historical truths. Until about the 1970s, the dominant narrative in the history of science had long been that of science triumphant, and science at war with religion. But a new generation of historians both of science and of the church began to examine episodes in the history of science and religion through the values and knowledge of the actors themselves. Now Ronald Numbers has recruited the leading scholars in this new history of science to puncture the myths, from Galileo’s incarceration to Darwin’s deathbed conversion to Einstein’s belief in a personal God who “didn’t play dice with the universe.” The picture of science and religion at each other’s throats persists in mainstream media and scholarly journals, but each chapter in Galileo Goes to Jail shows how much we have to gain by seeing beyond the myths.

Flat Earth

4 J. B. Russell, Inventing the Flat Earth. 5 R. Simek, Heaven and Earth in the
Middle Ages, p. 24. 6 Russell, Inventing, p. 29. 7 A. Koestler, The Sleepwalkers, p
. 102. 8 D. C. Lindberg, The Medieval Church Encounters the Classical Tradition,
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Author: Christine Garwood

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330540076

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Contrary to popular belief, fostered in countless school classrooms the world over, Christopher Columbus did not discover that the world was round. The idea of the world as a sphere had been widely accepted in scientific, philosophical and even religious circles from as early as the fourth century bc. Bizarrely, it was not until the supposedly more rational nineteenth century that the notion that the world might actually be flat really took hold. Even more bizarrely, it persists to this day. Based on a range of original sources, Garwood's history of flat-earth beliefs - from the Babylonians to the present day - raises issues central to the history and philosophy of science, its relationship with religion and the making of human knowledge about the natural world. Flat Earth is the first definitive study of one of history's most notorious and persistent ideas, and evokes all the intellectual, philosophical and spiritual turmoil of the modern age. 'Highly entertaining and often hilarious ... an enjoyable romp through the dottier history of scientific and religious eccentricity' Sunday Times 'This entertaining history of the Flat Earth movement is full of crazy characters and fascinating details' Daily Telegraph 'Wonderful ... an intriguing chronicle of 150 years of self- delusion' Financial Times

America s Christian History

Russell, Inventing the Flat Earth, 52. 18. Washington Irving, A History of New York
, ed. Michael L. Black and Nancy B. Black (Boston, 1994). Quoted in Russell,
Inventing the Flat Earth, 52. 19. Russell, Inventing the Flat Earth, 52. 20. Quoted
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"From the founding of the colonies to the declaration of the Supreme Court, America's heritage is built upon the principles of the Christian religion. And yet the secularists are dismantling this foundation brick by brick, attempting to deny the very core of our national life. Gary DeMar presents well-documented facts which will change your perspective about what it means to be a Christian in America; the truth about America's Christian past as it relates to supreme court justices, and presidents; the Christian character of colonial charters, state constitutions, and the US Constitution; the Christian foundation of colleges, the Christian character of Washington, D.C.; the origin of Thanksgiving and so much more."--Publisher's description.

The Skeptical Inquirer

INVENTING THE FLAT EARTH HISTORIANS Jeffrey Burton Russell Foreword by
David Noble As the story goes , says Jeffrey Burton Russell in his Inventing the
Flat Earth , early Greek discoveries showing the earth was a round ball had been
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American Studies

39 Finally , in Inventing the Flat Earth : Columbus and the Modern Historians ,
Jeffrey Burton Russell , an intellectual historian of the medieval world at the
University of California at Santa Barbara , investigates the history of what he calls
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Medi vistik im 21 Jahrhundert

67 Though it is unlikely that the authors in question would consider themselves
gender - oriented analysts , examples of this sort of necessary deconstruction
include RUSSELL , Jeffrey Burton : Inventing the Flat Earth . Columbus and
Modern ...

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Expansionen in der Fr hen Neuzeit

... der Mittelalter - Vereinnahmung ( negative Identität ) der sich von der
Theologie emanzipierenden Naturwissenschaften ; etwas grob dargestellt von
Jeffrey Burton Russell , Inventing the Flat Earth . Columbus and Modern
Historians , New ...

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Public Libraries

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INVENTING THE FIAT ROLLERS FARTH ... Inventing the Flat Earth shows what
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1 – 32 ; and Chenu , Nature , Man , and Society . 46 Jeffrey Burton Russell ,
Inventing the Flat Earth : Columbus and Modern Historians ( New York , 1991 ) .
47 Karl J . Leyser , Medieval Germany and its Neighbors , 900 – 1250 ( London ,
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1 – 32 ; and Chenu , Nature , Man , and Society . 46 Jeffrey Burton Russell ,
Inventing the Flat Earth : Columbus and Modern Historians ( New York , 1991 ) .
47 Karl J . Leyser , Medieval Germany and its Neighbors , 900 – 1250 ( London ,
1982 ) ...

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Booklist s Guide to the Year s Best Books

Inventing the Flat Earth : Columbus and Modern Historians . Praeger , $ 12 . 95 (
0 - 275 - 93956 - 1 ) . 132p . index . As an expert on the intellectual history of the
medieval world , Russell has amassed convincing evidence for what he calls the
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Author: Bill Ott

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Program of the Annual Meeting

$65.00. Inventing the Flat Earth Columbus and Modern Historians By Jeffrey
Burton Russell "Inventing the Flat Earth. . . is a jewel of a book that provides
important new insights into the way historians have interpreted Columbus's
achievement.

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Some programs include also the programs of societies meeting concurrently with the association.

1492 and All that

Russell, Inventing the Flat Earth, 51. The original text is in John J. Anderson,
Popular History of the United States (New York: Clark & Maynard, 1880), 19. 11.
Joseph Chiari, Christopher Columbus (New York: Gordian, 1979); quoted in
Russell, ...

Author: Robert Royal

Publisher: Ethics & Public Policy Center

ISBN: 9780896331747

Category: History

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The 500th anniversary of the voyage of Christopher Columbus spurred a host of politically motivated groups and organizations to attempt to recast the history of the Americas. Most of these revisionists use the past as a tool by which to advance politically correct goals, particularly in opposition to the US. Through books, lobbying campaigns and protests, they are seeking to turn the anniversary commemoration into an occasion for repentance rather than celebration.

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Robert H. O'Connell ( 130w ) “ Historian Russell ( Inventing the Flat Earth , 1991 )
offers ever deepening insights into the human notion of heaven from its inception
around 200 B.C. until Dante's Divine Comedy in 1321 C.E. He takes on such ...

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What is a number

Once he had established that the sun is small and nearby, the conclusion that the
shadow of the earth's central mountain could cause an eclipse is reasonable. In
his book Inventing the Flat Earth (1991) Jeffrey Burton Russell examined the ...

Author: Robert Tubbs

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Mathematics often seems incomprehensible, a melee of strange symbols thrown down on a page. But while formulae, theorems, and proofs can involve highly complex concepts, the math becomes transparent when viewed as part of a bigger picture. What Is a Number? provides that picture. Robert Tubbs examines how mathematical concepts like number, geometric truth, infinity, and proof have been employed by artists, theologians, philosophers, writers, and cosmologists from ancient times to the modern era. Looking at a broad range of topics-from Pythagoras's exploration of the connection between harmonious sounds and mathematical ratios to the understanding of time in both Western and pre-Columbian thought-Tubbs ties together seemingly disparate ideas to demonstrate the relationship between the sometimes elusive thought of artists and philosophers and the concrete logic of mathematicians. He complements his textual arguments with diagrams and illustrations. This historic and thematic study refutes the received wisdom that mathematical concepts are esoteric and divorced from other intellectual pursuits-revealing them instead as dynamic and intrinsic to almost every human endeavor.

Fides Et Historia

27In the book , Inventing the Flat Earth : Columbus and Modern Historians ,
Russell discusses the Flat Error ( that is the ... not so ethnocentrically convinced
of the ignorance or stupidity of the Middle Ages , we would not fall into the Flat
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Archivaria

I also realize now that Europe ' s belief in a flat earth is a myth rooted in the
fantasies of early nineteenth - century historians ( see Jeffrey B . Russell ,
Inventing the Flat Earth : Columbus and Modern Historians , Westport , 1997 ) .
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