Faded image of Dragon

link to st. francis of assisi page

link to thomas aquinas page

link to chaucer page

link to julian of norwich page


Photo Credits:
Photo permission for the image of reproduction 14th century eyeglasses given by Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc.


This time in the medieval period saw a resurgence in the sciences and how the application of that science could be used for every day practical matters like eyeglasses. For some it was magic but for others it was a discovery of the science of the age. Take a tour through time and see how eyeglasses were used and interpreted when they first came out.

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Virtual Medieval Church and Its Writings
University of Saint Thomas–Saint Paul, MN
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Magical to Natural Science Myth to Discovery