The Darkening Age by Catherine Nixey

The Darkening Age

Catherine Nixey

384 pages first pub 2017 (editions)

nonfiction history philosophy religion adventurous slow-paced


In Harran, the locals refused to convert. They were dismembered, their limbs hung along the town’s main street. In Alexandria, zealots pulled the elderly philosopher-mathematician Hypatia from her chariot and flayed her to death with shards of bro...

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