This essay intends to discuss a traditional issue in the studies on Giordano Bruno, i.e. his behaviour during the trial and his attitude towards death. Unlike classic interpretations, this essay intends to determine the patterns of behaviour followed by Bruno when dealing with religious authority – in Genève as well as in Venice and Rome –, and above all to illustrate the complex relationship between Bruno and pope Clement VIII on the base of the trial records – a relationship which appears as a failed encounter. Finally, this essay intends to ascertain the underlying reasons that led Bruno to decide to die – a decision due to a clear consciousness of the existing power relations, and not to a generic vocation for martyrdom.

Morire "martire" e "volentieri". Interpretazione del processo di Giordano Bruno

CILIBERTO, Michele
2004

Abstract

This essay intends to discuss a traditional issue in the studies on Giordano Bruno, i.e. his behaviour during the trial and his attitude towards death. Unlike classic interpretations, this essay intends to determine the patterns of behaviour followed by Bruno when dealing with religious authority – in Genève as well as in Venice and Rome –, and above all to illustrate the complex relationship between Bruno and pope Clement VIII on the base of the trial records – a relationship which appears as a failed encounter. Finally, this essay intends to ascertain the underlying reasons that led Bruno to decide to die – a decision due to a clear consciousness of the existing power relations, and not to a generic vocation for martyrdom.
Humanistica. Per Cesare Vasoli
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