Anathem

Anathem Fraa Erasmas is a young avout living in the Concent of Saunt Edhar a sanctuary for mathematicians scientists and philosophers protected from the corrupting influences of the outside saecular world

  • Title: Anathem
  • Author: Neal Stephenson
  • ISBN: 9780061474095
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Fraa Erasmas is a young avout living in the Concent of Saunt Edhar, a sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside saecular world by ancient stone, honored traditions, and complex rituals Over the centuries, cities and governments have risen and fallen beyond the concent s walls Three times during hFraa Erasmas is a young avout living in the Concent of Saunt Edhar, a sanctuary for mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers, protected from the corrupting influences of the outside saecular world by ancient stone, honored traditions, and complex rituals Over the centuries, cities and governments have risen and fallen beyond the concent s walls Three times during history s darkest epochs violence born of superstition and ignorance has invaded and devastated the cloistered mathic community Yet the avout have always managed to adapt in the wake of catastrophe, becoming out of necessity even austere and less dependent on technology and material things And Erasmas has no fear of the outside the Extramuros for the last of the terrible times was long, long ago.Now, in celebration of the week long, once in a decade rite of Apert, the fraas and suurs prepare to venture beyond the concent s gates at the same time opening them wide to welcome the curious extras in During his first Apert as a fraa, Erasmas eagerly anticipates reconnecting with the landmarks and family he hasn t seen since he was collected But before the week is out, both the existence he abandoned and the one he embraced will stand poised on the brink of cataclysmic change.Powerful unforeseen forces jeopardize the peaceful stability of mathic life and the established ennui of the Extramuros a threat that only an unsteady alliance of saecular and

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