a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|A historical novel telling the life story of Leonardo Pisano, perhaps the most famous European mathematician of the Middle Ages, better known today as Fibonacci.
We know very little of the historical details of his life, and so the author had plenty of freedom in creating a story consistent with the facts. I have not yet had a chance to read this book, but other reviews suggest that scholarship is its strength and plot a weakness. Reading it would probably be an enjoyable way to learn about this famous individual and that period in history when Europe was just beginning to learn about the mathematical advances made in India and the Middle East while intellectual activity there had stagnated.
I am grateful to Vijay Fafat for pointing out this book to me and honestly look forward to being able to read it someday. When I do, I plan to update this entry with more specific details and a more informed opinion...but if you have already read the book and can comment on it, please do let me know!
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