Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition


Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition

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author = Frances A. Yates
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country = United Kingdom
language = English
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publisher = University of Chicago Press
release_date = 1964
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media_type = Print (book)
pages = 466
isbn = ISBN 0226950077
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followed_by = The Art of Memory

"Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition" is a 1964 non-fiction book by British historian Frances A. Yates. The book delves into the history of Hermeticism and its influence upon Renaissance philosophy and Giordano Bruno.

With the publication of Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition Yates transformed Renaissance historiography. In it she revealed the hermeticism with which the Renaissance was imbued, and the revived interest in mysticism, magic and Gnosticism of Late Antiquity that survived the Middle Ages. In the face of longstanding conventional interpretations, Yates suggested that the itinerant Catholic priest Giordano Bruno was martyred in 1600 for espousing the Hermetic tradition rather than his affirmation of heliocentricity.

ee also

*Renaissance magic
*Renaissance humanism


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