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Giordano Bruno
His Life, Thought, and Martyrdom





ISBN 9781138008144
Published July 4, 2014 by Routledge
328 Pages

 
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This comprehensive book outlines the life and works of an important revolutionary intellectual of the 16th Century. This book follows Bruno’s life and the development of his thought in the order in which he declared it. Giordano Bruno was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician and astronomer. He was burned at the stake after the Roman Inquisition found him guilty of heresy but his modern scientific thought and cosmology became very influential. His writings on science also showed interest in magic and alchemy and those are outlined in this book alongside what he is most remembered for - his place in the history of the relationship between science and faith.

Table of Contents

Preface  1. Birth and Parentage  2. Monastic Life at Naples  3. Discipline of Books  4. Wanderings Through Italy: Naples to Geneva  5. At Geneva, Lyons and Toulouse  6. First Stay in Paris  7. The Early Works  8. At Oxford  9. In London  10. Impressions of Elizabeth’s England  11. Works Printed in London  12. In Paris Again  13. At Wittenberg  14. At Prague and Helmstedt: Works of 1588-90  15. At Frankfurt and Zurich  16. The Great Latin Poem and Last Books  17. At Venice and Padua  18. The Trial  19. Bruno and the Inquisitors  20. The Roman Prison

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