Author(s): Charlotte Booth
This biography of Hypatia, the female philosopher and mathematician in Christian Egypt, provides background on her work and her life as an elite woman at this time. There are many myths about Hypatia, including her research, inventions and the impact of her murder, all based on a handful of contemporary resources.
Through presenting the different theories and myths alongside the available evidence, Hypatia: Mathematician, Philosopher, Myth will enable the reader to make their own interpretations about her life. While the evidence does leave many questions unanswered, this fascinating volume provides the evidence as it stands, separating myth from reality. Hypatia is an interesting example of how multicultural Alexandria functioned at such an unstable political time and provides anecdotal evidence of the atrocities that occurred.
This book will appeal to historians, scholars, lay people and political and religious researchers, and will show that the history of Egypt does not end at Cleopatra.
|234 x 156 mm
|15 February 2017