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Giordano Bruno : philosopher/heretic

Author: Ingrid D Rowland
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Profiles the late-sixteenth-century philosopher and martyr, including his inspiration in the works of figures such as Shakespeare and Galileo, his lesser-known personal legacy, and his execution as a heretic.
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Named Person: Giordano Bruno; Giordano Bruno; Giordano Bruno
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ingrid D Rowland
ISBN: 9780809095247 0809095246
OCLC Number: 180751451
Description: viii, 335 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The Hooded Friar 3 --
1 A Most Solemn Act of Justice 9 --
2 The Nolan Philosopher 14 --
3 "Napoli e tutto il mondo" 19 --
4 "The world is fine as it is" 25 --
5 "I have, in effect, harbored doubts" 29 --
6 "I came into this world to light a fire" 38 --
7 Footprints in the Forest 45 --
8 A Thousand Worlds 53 --
9 Art and Astronomy 62 --
10 Trouble Again 70 --
11 Holy Asininity 77 --
12 The Signs of the Times 87 --
13 A Lonely Sparrow 96 --
14 Thirty 104 --
15 The Gifts of the Magi 116 --
16 The Song of Circe 132 --
17 "Go up to Oxford" 139 --
18 Down Risky Streets 149 --
19 The Art of Magic 160 --
20 Canticles 173 --
21 Squaring the Circle 188 --
22 Consolation and Valediction 199 --
23 Infinities 214 --
24 Return to Italy 223 --
25 The Witness 244 --
26 The Adversary 251 --
27 Gethsemane 263 --
28 Hell's Purgatory 267 --
29 The Sentence 272 --
30 The Field of Flowers 278 --
Epilogue: The Four Rivers 279 --
Appendix Bruno's Sentence 287.
Responsibility: Ingrid D. Rowland.
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Giordano Bruno is one of the great figures of early modern Europe, and one of the least understood. This book traces Bruno's wanderings through a sixteenth-century Europe where every certainty of  Read more...

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