[]
[]
Check out our always available digital music and audiobooks from Hoopla! How does this work? Find out here.

Giordano Bruno

Philosopher / Heretic
Rowland, Ingrid D. (Book - 2008 )
Giordano Bruno
Print

Item Details

Giordano Bruno is one of the great figures of early modern Europe, and one of the least understood. Ingrid D. Rowland's pathbreaking life of Bruno establishes him once and for all as a peer of Erasmus, Shakespeare, and Galileo, a thinker whose vision of the world prefigures ours. By the time Bruno was burned at the stake as a heretic in 1600 on Rome's Campo dei Fiori, he had taught in Naples, Rome, Venice, Geneva, France, England, Germany, and the "magic Prague" of Emperor Rudolph II. His powers of memory and his provocative ideas about the infinity of the universe had attracted the attention of the pope, Queen Elizabeth--and the Inquisition, which condemned him to death in Rome as part of a yearlong jubilee. Writing with great verve and sympathy for her protagonist, Rowland traces Bruno's wanderings through a sixteenth-century Europe where every certainty of religion and philosophy had been called into question and shows him valiantly defending his ideas (and his right to maintain them) to the very end. An incisive, independent thinker just when natural philosophy was transformed into modern science, he was also a writer of sublime talent. His eloquence and his courage inspired thinkers across Europe, finding expression in the work of Shakespeare and Galileo. Giordano Bruno allows us to encounter a legendary European figure as if for the first time.
Authors: Rowland, Ingrid D. (Ingrid Drake)
Title: Giordano Bruno
philosopher / heretic
Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: viii, 335 p. ;,24 cm.
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 9780809095247
0809095246
Branch Call Number: B BRU
Statement of Responsibility: Ingrid D. Rowland
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-315) and index.
Subject Headings: Bruno, Giordano, 1548-1600. Philosophers Italy.
Topical Term: Philosophers
LCCN: 2008013848
MARC Display»

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at DBRL

  Loading...

Explore Further


Browse the Shelf
Find Series Titles and Other Books Like This With NoveList

Subject Headings


Recommendations

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
Version tobio (tobio) Last updated 2014/09/24 12:25