The myth of the flat Earth is the modern misconception that the prevailing
cosmological view during the Middle Ages in Europe saw the Earth as flat,
instead of ...
Article by James Hannam on the myth that people in the Middle Ages believed
the earth was flat.
Historian Jeffrey Burton Russell (1934–) thoroughly demolished the flat earth
myth over 20 years ago in his definitive study Inventing the Flat Earth.<sup>5</sup>.
How does investigating the myth of the flat earth help teachers of the history of
science? First, as a historian, I have to admit that it tells us something about the ...
Oct 10, 2011 ... If you learned in school that Christopher Columbus disproved a common belief
that the Earth was flat, then the lesson you learned was wrong.
Sep 16, 2010 ... Draper, with a little help from Washington Irving, thus popularized the “flat earth”
myth, the idea that prior to Columbus there was a widespread, ...
Jan 28, 2016 ... Ironically, the flat-earth myth has historically been used to demonize religion and
to lionize scientists.
Rebuttal to the claims that the idea of a flat Earth came from Christianity. ... White
were responsible for promoting the myth that the church taught a flat Earth.
Dec 2, 2014 ... Washington Irving's Columbus and the Flat Earth ... The seeds of the Columbus
myth seem to grow from Washington Irving's biography of ...
The Flammarion engraving (1888) depicts a traveller who arrives at the edge of a
flat Earth and sticks his head through the firmament. Colouring added by ...