Book cover for The Map of Knowledge

The Map of Knowledge



19 March 2020
352 pages
Imprint: Picador


Superb . . . Ambitious but concise, deeply researched but elegantly written, and very entertaining, The Map of Knowledge is popular intellectual history at its best
A sumptuous, glittering, endlessly fascinating book, written with passion, verve and humour.
As the historian Violet Moller reveals in her expansive book, the passage of ideas from antiquity through the Middle Ages and beyond was fraught with obstacles . . . The story she tells is a fascinating one.
If, say, the streets of 10th-century Baghdad seem a little remote, Moller's travelogue of ideas brings such places vividly to life - and explains how the modern world came into being along the way.