EBOOK / KINDLE (The Swerve: How the World Became Modern) By Stephen Greenblatt

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The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

characters The Swerve: How the World Became Modern 100 Stephen Greenblatt ✓ 0 Free read characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen Greenblatt It was a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas that the universe functions without the aid of gods that religious fear is damaging to human life that pleasure and virtue are not opposites but intertwined and that matter is made up of very small material particles in eternal motion randomly colliding and swerving in new. Humans are all flawed in character which most of us accept but the evolution of the renaissance and it conseuences certainly takes our flaws to a new level This is a wide ranging and intricate subject and no one book can cover such a huge subject in detail It will give a great background of players and seminal moments in was really a revolution on the churchGreat value for beginners

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characters The Swerve: How the World Became Modern 100 Stephen Greenblatt ✓ 0 Free read characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen Greenblatt Directions Its return to circulation changed the course of history The poem's vision would shape the thought of Galileo and Freud Darwin and Einstein and in the hands of Thomas Jefferson leave its trace on the Declaration of IndependenceFrom the gardens of the ancient philosophers to the dark chambers of monastic scriptoria. Very well written interesting and entertaining account of how a single powerful and counter cultural idea changed the world twice I read it alongside Deidre McCloskey s Borgeois Euality as light relief and it is a good complement they are both about the freedom to think I was pleased that she mentions Greenblatt in passing about halfway throughIf you re interested in the history of ideas or the battle for ideas this is a fascinating account of one of themThe Epicurean idea that we emerge into existence from atoms and then disappear entirely so just get on with existing while you can if I can paraphrase doesn t really tell us much about exactly how we should get on with it but it is an idea that resonates with anyone who likes thinking about that uestion Far from promoting selfishness it has lead to many thinkers coming up with generally constructive ideas about how to live virtuously For example it influenced the thinking behind the American Declaration of IndependenceSo all in all a thought provoking and entertaining read

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characters The Swerve: How the World Became Modern 100 Stephen Greenblatt ✓ 0 Free read characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen Greenblatt During the Middle Ages to the cynical competitive court of a corrupt and dangerous pope Greenblatt brings Poggio's search and discovery to life in a way that deepens our understanding of the world we live in nowAn intellectually invigorating nonfiction version of a Dan Brown like mystery in the archives thriller Boston Globe. A book about a poem written over 2000 years ago by a minor Greek philosopher and discovered by a fifteenth century papal secretary does not sound riveting reading to me But a Pulitzer Prize winning book recommended by Richard Wrangham Booker Prize shortlisted author And the poem on which the book is based influenced the American Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson owned five copies of the poem in Latin plus translations in French Italian and English And at least half a dozen heretics were burned at the stake for promulgating its ideas Maybe worth readingLucretius with his poem On the Nature of Things written in 200BC caused the world to swerve in a new direction in the fifteenth century The agent of change was not a revolution or a dramatic catastrophe It was Poggio Bracciolini a short genial avid book hunter who discovered the manuscript and ordered it to be copied many timesGreenblatt maintains that this epicurean treatise helped move European thought from the repressive Christian Middle Ages to the Renaissance and its appreciation of science painting music architecture literature and pleasure that it suffused Leonardo da Vinci s scientific and technological explorations Galileo s vivid dialogues on astronomy Francis Bacon s research projects Machiavelli s analysis of political strategy and Robert Burton s account of mental illnessThe book at once reads like a thriller but at the same time makes one feel very humble Ambitious thought leaders played for high stakes in promoting an epicurean and scientific approach to life Christians found Epicureanism a noxious threat If you grant Epicurus his claim the soul is mortal the whole fabric of Christian morality unravels The Inuisition would dispute his claimIt is one book about an ancient poem worth reading


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    characters The Swerve: How the World Became Modern characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen Greenblatt Stephen Greenblatt ✓ 0 Free read Humans are all flawed in character which most of us accept but the evolution of the renaissance and it conseuences certainly takes our flaws to a new level This is a wide ranging and intricate subject and no one book can cover such a huge subject in detail It will give a great background of players and seminal

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (The Swerve: How the World Became Modern) By Stephen Greenblatt A well written and easy to read outline of how the Dark Ages swerved into the Renaissance uncovering a fascinating history of how lost lliterature was searched out and translated to reveal an untold history thereb

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    EBOOK / KINDLE (The Swerve: How the World Became Modern) By Stephen Greenblatt Beautifully written impeccably researched and thoughtfully imagined this fable of forgetting and remembering weaves the work of Lucretius with it's amazing rediscovery and propagation at a low ebb in European history by Poggio a 15th century florentine humanist It is a tale worth remembering again as we head into the digital age

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    characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen Greenblatt EBOOK / KINDLE (The Swerve: How the World Became Modern) By Stephen Greenblatt Very well written interesting and entertaining account of how a single powerful and counter cultural idea changed the world twice I read it alongside Deidre McCloskey's Borgeois Euality as light relief and it is a good complement; they are both about the freedom to think I was pleased that she mentions Greenblatt in passing about halfway thr

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    Stephen Greenblatt ✓ 0 Free read characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen Greenblatt EBOOK / KINDLE (The Swerve: How the World Became Modern) By Stephen Greenblatt This is a superb book in the practical aspects of how to live that is liberating The core philosophy of Epicurus and Lucretius from 2000 years ago may summed up in a sentence If you can hold on to and repeat to yourself the simplest fact of existence atoms and void and nothing else your life will change No fea

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    Stephen Greenblatt ✓ 0 Free read characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen Greenblatt EBOOK / KINDLE (The Swerve: How the World Became Modern) By Stephen Greenblatt A book about a poem written over 2000 years ago by a minor Greek philosopher and discovered by a fifteenth century papal secretary does not so

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    characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen Greenblatt Stephen Greenblatt ✓ 0 Free read characters The Swerve: How the World Became Modern I first read Lucretius's De Rerum Natura when the Penguin Classics edition was published I have dipped into it a number of times since From my first acuaintance with it I was struck by its incredible insight though inaccurate 'modernity' that revealed the poet's exceptional imagination working simply on his intu

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    characters ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Stephen Greenblatt EBOOK / KINDLE (The Swerve: How the World Became Modern) By Stephen Greenblatt A friend whose judgement I trusted recommended the Swerve when I asked her what I should get for my Kindle I don't think it would have ocurred to me to get it otherwise as it sounded rather too challenging and recondite for me At first my initial fears seemed justified the introductory is too long and repetitive Once you get into the story of the book hunter you begin to understand what a totally different world Europe before the Rennaissa

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