Rogerson's Book of Numbers

R 63.00   R 215.00

Subtitle: The Culture of Numbers from 1001 Nights to the Seven Wonders of the World
Author: Barnaby Rogerson
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd (2013)
ISBN-10: 1781250995
ISBN-13: 9781781250990
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 278
Dimensions: 18.3 x 11.4 x 2.5 cm

Weight: 0.32 kg


Rogerson's Book of Numbers is a deceptively simple list of virtues, spiritual attributes, gods, devils, sacred cities, dominions, powers, heroes, saints and symbols. It provides a dazzling mass of information for those intrigued by the many roles numbers play - not only in mathematics and science, but also in poetry, in the hierarchies of heaven and hell and in the many religions, cultures and belief systems of our world. From the nine choirs of angels and the nine muses to the twelve livery companies of the City of London and the twelve labours of Hercules, discover the numerical bindings which hold our world together - and why exactly thirteen is so unlucky.


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