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ISBN: 9780224078788
Per Boek Wijzer Taal: engels

Auteur: Stephen Greenblatt

One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late 30s took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. The book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius -- a thrillingly beautiful poem of the most dangerous of ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion. The copying and translation of this ancient book, the greatest discovery of the greatest book-hunter of his age, fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno, shaping the thoughts of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein, and influencing writers from Montaigne to Thomas Jefferson.
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    NUR 680
    Aantal pagina's 368 pagina's
    Auteur Stephen Greenblatt
    Bindwijze Hardcover
    Category Boeken
    Category Filosofie
    Category Geschiedenis
    Category Renaissance
    Category Religie, Spiritualiteit & Filosofie
    Category Filosofische tradities
    Category Verlichting
    Extra groot lettertype Nee
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Religie, Spiritualiteit & Filosofie><Filosofie><Filosofische tradities><Verlichting>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Religie, Spiritualiteit & Filosofie><Filosofie><Filosofische tradities>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Geschiedenis>
    Rubriekspad <Boeken><Geschiedenis><Renaissance>
    Illustraties Nee
    NUR code 685
    Oorspronkelijke releasedatum 2011-09-01
    Subtitel How the Renaissance Began
    Taal Engels
    Thema Subject Code NHDL , QDH , QDHM
    Uitgever Vintage Publishing
    Verschijningsdatum 2011-09-01
  • label Onderwerpen