Giordano Bruno And The Embassy Affair

Author: John Bossy
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300094510
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Delving into a netherworld of treachery and intrigue in Elizabethan London, John Bossy attempts to solve a centuries-old mystery: who was Fagot, the spy working within the French embassy in London to subvert Catholic attempts to overthrow Queen Elizabeth and her government? Bossy speculates on the spy's identity in this work, making a contribution to the political and intellectual history of the wars of religion in Europe and to the domestic history of Elizabethan England.

Frevel

Author: Stephanie Parris
Editor: Limes Verlag
ISBN: 3641082382
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Ein grausamer Mordfall erschüttert den englischen Königshof ... England, 1583. Königin Elisabeths Herrschaft ist bedroht. Gerüchte gehen um, dass die katholische Maria Stuart, Elisabeths Cousine, auf den Thron gesetzt werden soll. Der Freigeist Giordano Bruno wird nach London geschickt, um Beweise für das Komplott zu finden. Doch dann wird eine der Ehrenjungfrauen der Königin ermordet aufgefunden. In den Händen hält sie einen Rosenkranz, ihr toter Körper ist mit okkulten Symbolen übersät. Ist schwarze Magie im Spiel? Oder hat der Mord etwas mit Elisabeth zu tun? Bruno ermittelt und verstrickt sich immer tiefer in höfische Intrigen und religiöse Verschwörungen ...

Christianity And Community In The West

Author: Simon Ditchfield
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351951734
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How did Christians in early modern Western Europe express their sense of community? This book explores the various ways in which religious identities were defined, developed and defended - within both Protestant and Roman Catholic contexts, in England and on the Continent - over a period vital for the history of Christianity. As such it will be of interest not only to historians of religion but also to students of social and cultural history in general.

Giordano Bruno

Author: Wolfgang Wildgen
Editor: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643113846
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Giordano Bruno

Author: Ingrid D. Rowland
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466895845
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Giordano Bruno is one of the great figures of early modern Europe, and one of the least understood. Ingrid D. Rowland's pathbreaking life of Bruno establishes him once and for all as a peer of Erasmus, Shakespeare, and Galileo, a thinker whose vision of the world prefigures ours. By the time Bruno was burned at the stake as a heretic in 1600 on Rome's Campo dei Fiori, he had taught in Naples, Rome, Venice, Geneva, France, England, Germany, and the "magic Prague" of Emperor Rudolph II. His powers of memory and his provocative ideas about the infinity of the universe had attracted the attention of the pope, Queen Elizabeth—and the Inquisition, which condemned him to death in Rome as part of a yearlong jubilee. Writing with great verve and sympathy for her protagonist, Rowland traces Bruno's wanderings through a sixteenth-century Europe where every certainty of religion and philosophy had been called into question and shows him valiantly defending his ideas (and his right to maintain them) to the very end. An incisive, independent thinker just when natural philosophy was transformed into modern science, he was also a writer of sublime talent. His eloquence and his courage inspired thinkers across Europe, finding expression in the work of Shakespeare and Galileo. Giordano Bruno allows us to encounter a legendary European figure as if for the first time.

Die Vertreibung Der Triumphierenden Bestie

Author: Giordano Bruno
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Das Aschermittwochsmahl

Author: Giordano Bruno
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Under The Molehill

Author: John Bossy
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300094503
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This absorbing account of Catholic and anti-Catholic plots and machinations at the English, French, and exiled Scottish courts in the latter part of the sixteenth century is a sequel to John Bossy's highly acclaimed Giordano Bruno and the Embassy Affair. It tells the story of an espionage operation in Elizabethan London that was designed to find out what side France would take in the hostilities between Protestant England and the Catholic powers of Europe. France was a Catholic country whose king was nonetheless hostile to Spanish and papal aggression, Bossy explains, but the king's sister-in-law, Mary Queen of Scots, in custody in England since 1568, was a magnet for Catholic activists, and the French ambassador in London, Michel de Castelnau, was of uncertain leanings. Bossy relates how Queen Elizabeth's Secretary of State, Sir Francis Walsingham, found a mole in Castelnau's household establishment, who passed information to someone in Walsingham's employ. Bossy discovers the identity of these persons, what items of intelligence were passed over, and what the English government decided to do with the information. He describes how individuals were arrested or fled, a political crisis occurred, an ambassador was expelled, deals were made. He concludes with a discussion of the authenticity of Elizabethan secret operations, arguing that they were not theatrical devices to prop up an unpopular regime but were a response to genuine threats of counter-revolution inspired by Catholic zeal.

The Reign Of Elizabeth I

Author: John Alexander Guy
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521443418
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A study of politics and political culture of the 'last decade' of the reign of Elizabeth I, in effect the years 1585 to 1603.

Der Kerzenzieher

Author: Giordano Bruno
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ISBN: 3787320229
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Giordano Bruno (1548-1600), einer der bedeutendsten Philosophen der Renaissance, veröffentlichte 1582 in Paris sein erstes Werk in italienischer Sprache, eine turbulente Komödie, angesiedelt im zeitgenössischen Neapel. Die drei Hauptfiguren in diesem linguistisch und soziologisch erstaunlich detailgetreuen Notturno sind ein geldgieriger Alchemist, ein ehebrecherischer Päderast (nach diesem "Kerzenzieher" ist das Stück benannt) und ein hochmütiger Schulmeister. Bestraft werden diese negativen Protagonisten durch Intrigen, die der Maler und Meisterillusionär Gioan Bernardo zusammen mit der Kupplerin Lucia ausheckt. Der "Candelaio" ist mehr als ein literarisches Bravourstück mit mehreren ineinander verwobenen Handlungssträngen sowie einer Liebeserklärung des Autors an seine Heimat Neapel. Daß hier zentrale Positionen angelegt sind, die Bruno in seinen philosophischen Schriften ausführt, ist bislang zuwenig beachtet worden: Themen wie die Dialektik von Sein und Schein (sie verlangt nach einer Methode für den sachgerechten Umgang mit den täuschenden Bewußtseinsbildern), das Wirken der Fortuna in einem zyklischen Weltbild und Kommentare zur gleichzeitig in den lateinischen Schriften des Autors entwickelten Gedächtniskunst sind in die Handlung eingebettet. So betrachtet erschließt sich das Stück als literarisches Experiment, in welchem Bruno versucht, das neue Denken in neuem Gewand auf der Bühne zu präsentieren. Zahlreiche intertextuelle Verweise auf Klassiker der italienischen und der antiken Literatur machen den "Candelaio" nicht nur für Literatur- und Theaterwissenschaftler, sondern (wegen der authentischen Darstellung der Gauner, Scharlatane und Prostituierten) auch für Kulturhistoriker zu einem beachtenswerten Quellentext.