A Mapmaker's Dream By James Cowan

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The acquisition of monastic education is accurately displayed in A Mapmaker’s Dream, by James Cowan. Fra Mauro is a monk, which means he is very religious and lives for god. “My problem is that I have always been afraid of making such a journey, probably because my bones would renounce me as an imposter!” (3). Mauro wanted to travel, but through monastic education he learned not to because he lived for god. If he had traveled that meant that Mauro wouldn’t be living only and just for god, as monks do. Mauro also talks about the holy place. “All my training as a monk has led me to believe that this really is the capital of the world.” He talks about his training in monasteries, how it has shaped him as a person.
Fra Mauro’s acquisition of
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