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

Hypatia was originally serialised in in Fraser’s Magazine from January to Apriland it was then published in book form in It was a violent era, those first five hundred years after the time of Jesus. Garrett ; [9] a third with twelve illustrations by Lee Woodward Zeigler ; [10] and a fourth with eight illustrations by Byam Shaw.

Large format paper back fo This remarkable work examines the life and times of Hypatia, child of God and illuminator of mankind. The story of Hypatia – mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher – who was caught up in a conflict between the Church and the Roman Empire, and murdered by a Christian mob in AD.

She vainly attempts to resist the forces of Christianity and barbarism that are sweeping that world away into the Dark Ages in the final days of the Roman Empire. Ian Colville rated it really liked it Jan 15, But here is another dark truth we need to know. For many years the book was considered one of Kingsley’s best hyppatia and was widely read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Better World Books Condition: To ask other readers questions about Hypatiaplease sign up.


There were twists and turns along the way as chatles as a good snapshot of what Alexandria was like, both in the political and religious sense, many centuries ago. Anna Suanco kingspey it it was amazing Aug 31, Cova Rare Books Published: There have been several illustrated editions of the novel, including one with copious illustrations by William Martin Johnson ; [8] a second with seventeen illustrations by Edmund H.

Hypatia By Kingsley, Charles. Apr 27, Louisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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Do I recommend Kingsley’s book? A further theme is the way Kingsley links religious insight with eroticisma theme which is most overtly displayed in the climax of the novel with Hypatia stripped naked, being torn apart by monks under an enormous image of Christ.

The writing is also poor. Then he messes a bit with the history and the clerical consciousness of the times and in that, he may be well informed. While the observations of history might reflect some research not available in our century, the plot is not gripping–especially when dialogue carries hyparia for a bit without speakers labeled with the lines said.


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As the Roman empire settled into its form of Christianity, social conflicts resembled the teachings of Jesus not at all. Joan, Hypatia was not elevated later by a guilty church.

Chares, Nichols, and Company, But I cannot think she’d like that. Hypatia; or, New foes with an old face Charles Kingsley It was produced by Herbert Beerbohm Tree. To view it, click here.

Spines sunned to tan. A more notable adaptation of the novel to the stage was G. One person found this helpful.

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. Previous owner’s nameplate on free endpaper of vol.