Die Wende: Wie die Renaissance begann [NOOK Book]

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Ausgezeichnet mit dem Pulitzerpreis und dem National Book Award

Bestsellerautor Stephen Greenblatt führt uns in seinem neuen Buch an die Zeitenwende zwischen dem Ende des Mittelalters und dem Beginn der Renaissance. Er folgt dabei den Spuren von Lukrez' &quo;De rerum natura” – einem antiken Text, der zu Beginn des 15. Jahrhunderts wiederentdeckt wurde, das Denken der ...
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Die Wende: Wie die Renaissance begann

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Overview

Ausgezeichnet mit dem Pulitzerpreis und dem National Book Award

Bestsellerautor Stephen Greenblatt führt uns in seinem neuen Buch an die Zeitenwende zwischen dem Ende des Mittelalters und dem Beginn der Renaissance. Er folgt dabei den Spuren von Lukrez' &quo;De rerum natura” – einem antiken Text, der zu Beginn des 15. Jahrhunderts wiederentdeckt wurde, das Denken der Menschen radikal veränderte und die Welt in die Moderne führte.

An einem kalten Januartag des Jahres 1417 fällt dem Humanisten Poggio Bracciolini in einem deutschen Kloster ein altes Manuskript in die Hände. Damit rettet er das letzte vorhandene Exemplar von Lukrez’ antikem Meisterwerk &quo;De rerum natura” vor dem Vergessen, nicht ahnend, dass dieses Buch die damalige Welt in ihren Grundfesten erschüttern wird. Denn der antike Text mit seinen unerhörten Gedanken über die Natur der Dinge eröffnet den Menschen des ausgehenden Mittelalters neue Horizonte, befeuert die beginnende Renaissance und bildet die Basis unserer modernen Weltsicht.

Farbenfroh und spannend beschreibt Stephen Greenblatt, wie die Verbreitung des Buches die Renaissance beeinflusste und bedeutende Künstler wie Botticelli und Shakespeare, aber auch Denker wie Giordano Bruno und Galileo Galilei prägte. Greenblatt bietet einen neuen Blick auf die Geburtsstunde der Renaissance, der zugleich zeigt, wie ein einzelnes Buch dem Lauf der Geschichte eine neue Richtung geben kann.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783641098889
  • Publisher: W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
  • Publication date: 11/29/2012
  • Language: German
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Stephen Greenblatt
Stephen Greenblatt
John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, editor of The Norton Shakespeare, and prizewinning author of academic books including Hamlet in Purgatory, Stephen Greenblatt garnered a 2004 National Book Award nomination for his eye-opening look at the life and career of William Shakespeare.

Biography

Stephen Greenblatt is the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, editor of The Norton Shakespeare, and prizewinning author of many academic books, including Hamlet in Purgatory.

Author biography courtesy of W. W. Norton & Company.

Good To Know

Some interesting outtakes from our interview with Greenblatt:

"As a child, I loved to read so much so that I can remember my mother calling to me, ‘Stevie, you'll ruin your eyes. Put down that book and come watch I Love Lucy.' "

"My father was a marvelous, virtually obsessive storyteller."

"Though I have spent much of my adult life thinking about Shakespeare, my first encounter with Shakespeare was a disaster. In junior high school, I found As You Like It quite possibly the most tedious and annoying thing I had ever read."

"I have interests and hobbies outside my work, of course, but the crucial thing to say is that I don't experience a great divide between my work and my pleasure. On the contrary."

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    1. Hometown:
      Cambridge, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 7, 1943
    2. Place of Birth:
      Cambridge, Massachusetts
    1. Education:
      B.A., Yale University, 1964; B.A., Cambridge University, 1966; Ph.D., Yale University, 1969

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