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    • Warriors of the Cloisters

    • The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World
    • By: Christopher I. Beckwith
    • Narrated by: Doug Kaye
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    Warriors of the Cloisters tells how key cultural innovations from Central Asia revolutionized medieval Europe and gave rise to the culture of science in the West. Medieval scholars rarely performed scientific experiments, but instead contested issues in natural science, philosophy, and theology using the recursive argument method. This highly distinctive and unusual method of disputation was a core feature of medieval science, the predecessor of modern science.

    Regular price: $19.95