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2nd Edition

Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition

ISBN 9780415278492
Published April 10, 2002 by Routledge
544 Pages

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Book Description

Giordano Bruno is known as the Prophet of the New Age, and his vision of an infinite universe grounded in science is increasingly celebrated.

One of the principal forces behind his rediscovery was the great British historian Frances Yates. In calling attention to Giordono Bruno, she paved the way for a revaluation of the esoteric influences at play during the onset of the modern era. Today, when traditional answers about the universe and our place within it are under increasing scrutiny, Giordono Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition proves itself a true classic for our time.

Table of Contents

1. What is Language? 2. Language Thought and Representation 3. Language and Politics 4. Language and the Media 5. Language and Gender 6. Language and Ethnicity 7. Language and Age 8. Language and Social Class 9. Language and Identity 10. Language Standardi[s/z]ation 11. Projects

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Dame Frances Yates (1899-1981). Brought about the revival of interest in the historical role of the occult sciences.


'This brilliant book takes time to digest, but it is an intellectual adventure to read it.' – Hugh Trevor-Roper, The New Statesman

'Explodes the idea that the intellectual foundations of the Renaissance were exclusively logical and coherent, and lets back the mysterious into history' – BBC History Magazine