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review The Swerve: How the World Became Modern 100 download ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ 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. 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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review The Swerve: How the World Became Modern 100 download ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ 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. 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 fear of Jove s wrath or of disease or of death You will be freed from a terrible afflictionChristianity stifled this philosophy for centuries In the Middle Ages the conseuences of mentioning this belief led to many being burned alive I suppose the modern euivalent is the one star review for a book that was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for non fiction in 2012

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review The Swerve: How the World Became Modern 100 download ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ 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. 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 thereby awakening the world as it was to a whole new era of discovery