The Christian Topography of Cosmas Indicopleustes

  title={The Christian Topography of Cosmas Indicopleustes},
  author={Cosmas Indicopleustes and E. O. Winstedt},
THE “Christian Topography” of Kosmas Indikopleustes is a very peculiar work. As a monument of literary style it is precious, for it shows us what terrible rubbish, what wandering and discursive twaddle, people were already writing in the sixth century, when the mental degeneration of the Middle Ages (more properly called the “Dark Ages”) had hardly yet set in. As a geographical landmark it is also precious, for the author, twaddlemonger as he was, went to various parts of the East beyond the… CONTINUE READING
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