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Hypatia of Alexandria / Maria Dzielska ; translated by F. Lyra
Books/Textual Material | Harvard University Press | 1995.
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Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995.
Descript
viii, 157 p. ; 22 cm.
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"Adapted and translated from the unpublished manuscript"--T.p. verso.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [121]-151]) and index.
Summary
Hypatia - brilliant mathematician, eloquent Neoplatonist, and a woman renowned for her beauty - was brutally murdered by a mob of Christians in Alexandria in 415. She has been a legend ever since. In this engrossing book, Maria Dzielska searches behind the legend to bring us the real story of Hypatia's life and death, and new insight into her colorful world. Historians and poets, Victorian novelists and contemporary feminists have seen Hypatia as a symbol - of the waning of classical culture and freedom of inquiry, of the rise of fanatical Christianity, or of sexual freedom. Dzielska shows us why versions of Hypatia's legend have served her champions' purposes, and how they have distorted the true story.
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Hypatia z Aleksandrii. English
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0674437756 (alk. paper)
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OCoLC
19990331132757.9
940913s1995 mau b 001 0 eng cam a
DLC DLC DUQ OrLoB-B WaOLN
eng pol
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B667.H84 D9513 1995
186/.4 B 20
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