Friday, July 22, 2011

Giordano Bruno news

Via Ted Hand's Twitter feed (a useful source of information, @t3dy) I found Laura Miller's interesting review of a new book about Giordano Bruno, Ingrid Rowland's Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic. A sentence from Miller's review about the Bruno monument in Rome: "Every year, on the anniversary of his death, free-thinking Romans cover his statue with flowers." The inquisitor who pursued Bruno (and Galileo) was canonized by the Catholic Church in 1930, Miller says.

Hand's Tweets also pointed me to a map of Bruno's travels in Europe.


2 comments:

beowulf1723 said...

Roberto Bellarmine also conducted the first heresy trial of Galileo. He died before Galileo's second trial.

Mr. Hand said...

Thanks for posting this. A bunch more of my Bruno tweets can be found at this archive http://alchemicaldiagrams.blogspot.com/2011/09/alchemical-and-esoteric-tweets.html