The Medieval Light Ages

The Medieval Light Ages

Constant Wonder

The Light Ages

Episode: The Light Ages

  • Nov 18, 2020 6:00 pm
  • 31:26 mins

Guest: Seb Falk, Instructor of Medieval History and the History of Science at Cambridge University, and author of "The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science" The Middle Ages are often remembered as the Dark Ages for the sweeping bubonic plague. However, it was also the Middle Ages that saw science emerge as a field of inquiry. Spurred by religious motives, this era saw developments in astronomy, mechanical clocks, modern calendars, mathematical theory, and universities. Perhaps the Dark Ages weren’t so dark after all.