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ERIC Number: EJ938151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
When the Pope Was a Mathematician
Atkinson, Leigh
College Mathematics Journal, v36 n5 p354-362 Nov 2005
At the end of the first millennium, at a time when neither mathematics nor the papacy required much specialized knowledge, a mathematician became pope. This article describes the life and times of Gerbert of Aurillac, also known as Pope Sylvester II.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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