This remarkable work examines the life and times of Hypatia, child of God and illuminator of mankind. Set in the early 5th century AD, the events and. Find Hypatia by Kingsley, Charles at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Charles Kingsley (June 12 – January 23 ) was an English divine, university professor, historian, and novelist, particularly associated with the West .

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The story of the title character, a woman who kingslfy one of the last of the traditional philosophers of the classic Greco-Roman world. But generally, I learned a kingsey deal from the novel and wrote pages of reflection about it before I looked up the biographical information on Kingsley, a clergyman and academic. Mit zahlreichen Bildern von R. Making an ancient mathematical genius a Victorian Christian ideal was not a good idea for this author.

Illustrated from Drawings by William Martin Johnson.

Cyril I believe intended to and did incite the mob against Hypatia. German Edition Charles Kingsley In a play based on the novel entitled The Black Agate, or, Old foes with new faces was performed at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.

Want to Read saving…. Tippu Panigantla rated it really liked it May 14, Views Read Edit View history. They much more resembled issues of power, acqusition of land, holding of influence.

Marks Rare Books Published: Edge wear and some discoloration to exterior. His writing shows an impulse to reconfigure social realities into dream geographies through Christian idealism. The portrayal of Greco-Roman paganism in the novel is likewise negative: Charles Kingsley Charles Kingsley June 12 – January 23 was an English divine, university professor, historian, and novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and north-east Hampshire.


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Sign In Register Help Cart. Jun 09, Joyce rated it it was ok. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Alexandrian school of philosophy died with her. It is a fictionalised account of the life of the philosopher Hypatiaand tells the story of a young monk called Philammon who travels to Alexandriawhere he becomes mixed up in the political and religious battles of the day. Kingsley’s Hypatia’s is tragic because her flaw is a pride in her aristocracy and freedom of thought and opinion. It was produced by Herbert Beerbohm Tree.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Probably Kingsley didn’t like the Catholic Church anyway. It is no wonder we’ve had to rehabilitate a belief in our little daughters that they can, after all, do math.

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New foes with an old face Charles Kingsley By using this site, you agree chadles the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you have heard of her at all, you know that she was a Greek mathematician who was dragged to death or cut to pieces by seashells in 4th century century Alexandria. Six compartments with design and title embossed in gilt.

To ask other readers questions about Hypatiaplease sign up. Lamonte Johnson rated it liked it May 26, I wonder how I could live half a lifetime and not know Hypatia’s story.

Hypatia — or New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley

Kingsley expresses a view of the superiority of northern Europeans in his portrayal of the Goths in Alexandria as saviours of Christianity, who, although crude and violent, possess the necessary Teutonic values of hardiness uypatia virility to counter the corrupt church. Otherwise, Hypatia might also be sainted today. The already plundered and dominated pagans and Goths were fast becoming the ‘minorities’ subject to Roman ethnic cleansing. In Hypatia’s case, there’s evidently no historical acknowledgement of the church’s role.


For many years the book was considered one of Kingsley’s best novels and was lingsley read. Do I recommend Kingsley’s book? Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Wayne Cox rated it really liked it Sep 20, Boston Book Company Published: He also flits over the destruction of the library at Alexandria. It is very hard to read a boring novel written in Vectorian English, I am really exhausted. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

History speculates, but no one really knows, that Peter the Reader and Cyril the bishop later St. And hatred for independent thinking and aloof beauty, is, well, certainly not God’s work or love’s work, and is not welcome on the planet. I will finish the book to hear how the brother and sister who have just found each other hypatai many years’ separation, finish the story.

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Hypatia; or, New foes with an old face. Kingsley also devotes parts of the novel hypatiw expounding Neoplatonism and explaining its apparent flaws. Cova Rare Books Published: With 8 Illustrations by Byam Shaw.

Large format paper back for easy reading. Sivo Atef rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Too bad for her, she gets murdered in the cruelest manner.