The Pope and the Heretic: A True Story of Courage and Murder at the Hands of the Inquisition

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Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) was a mystic, philosopher and scientist whose ideas were decades ahead of their time. A proponent of a unificatory vision of science, he was both a champion of the occult - as Newton would be after him - and a torch-bearer for the sort of holistic dreams that Leonardo had cherished before him. As such he is perfect material for the third in Michael White's loose trilogy of science biographies - after Newton, the last sorcerer, and Leonardo, the first scientist, we have Bruno, science's first ...

The Pope and the Heretic: A True Story of Courage and Murder at the Hands of the Inquisition 2002, Little, Brown & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9780316854917

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