Everyone knows that the Medieval era was a time of scientific stagnation brought on by the Church deliberately suppressing any knowledge outside of divine revelation. But is this true? Dr. Seb Falk, a historian of science at the University of Cambridge, has recently written a book entitled The Light Ages to address the gap between what scholars know of this period and what an average person on the street thinks of it. Andy and Steve sat down with him across the pond to hear his thoughts on a period that is too often misunderstood.
The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science by Seb Falk
University of Cambridge Faculty of History - Seb Falk