The Worlds of Giordano Bruno
The Man Galileo Plagiarized
Author: Alan W. Powers
Due: Available now
The Worlds of Giordano Bruno explores the fantastic journeys made by the 16th century Italian philosopher, astronomer, monk and heretic.
Bruno can be considered the first modern: a man of letters
and even "science writer" – for more details, see Alan Powers' web site: www.habitableworlds.com
The Worlds of Giordano Bruno explores the fantastic journey made by
the 16th century Italian writer – philosopher, playwright, astronomer,
poet, monk and heretic. His journey continued in the symbolic
uses made of him by the patriots and fathers of modern Italy.
"The Man Galileo Plagiarized" is not a new claim,
but from Johannes Kepler writing to Galileo of his
unacknowledged debt. Giordano Bruno has for too
long been overlooked as a ‘modern man’; his prescient
observations of the universe certainly stimulated Galileo.
Bruno meandered in his long travels throughout 16th
century Europe. Like a pinball, he shot up from southern
Italy, bounced around France, England and Germany, then
dropped back down to Italy. The Worlds of Giordano Bruno
explores these travels, his encounters with various monarchs
and academics, some of whom he disparaged. Powers
translates passages from most of Bruno’s works to display
his unmistakable voice – lively, humorous and poetic.
The book is large-format (280mm x 210mm),
116pp, full-colour, printed on quality art paper.
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