Inventing the flat earth: Columbus and modern historians

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Traces the history of the view that the earth was flat to the nineteenth-century, thereby supporting the author's theory that this belief was not widespread before Columbus's discovery of America

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The Medieval Ball
Flattening the Globe
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JEFFREY BURTON RUSSELL is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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