Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition

Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition : Frances

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27.94mm | 560g
  • Routledge
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd edition
  • Illustrations
  • 041527849X
  • 9780415278492
  • 100,601

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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Review Text

Giordano Bruno is known as the Prophet of the New Age, and his vision of an infinite universe...
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Review quote

'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 '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

'Among those who have explored the intellectual world of the sixteenth century no one in England can rival Miss Yates. Wherever she looks, she illuminates. Now she has looked on Bruno. This brilliant book takes time to digest, but it is an intellectual adventure to read it. Historians of ideas, of religion and of science will study it. Some of them, after reading it, will have to think again. That will be no bad thing.' - The New Statesman
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About Giordano Bruno

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