Professor of Secrets


Professor of Secrets

Professor of Secrets

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Overview

In the tradition of Galileo's Daughter and Brunelleschi's Dome, this exciting story illuminates the captivating world of the late Renaissance -- in this case its plagues, remedies, and alchemy -- through the life of Leonardo Fioravanti, a brilliant, remarkably forward-thinking, and utterly unconventional doctor. Fioravanti's marvelous cures and talent for self-aggrandizement earned him the adoration of the people, the scorn of the medical establishment, and a reputation as one of the age's most colorful, combative figures. Written by Pulitzer-prize nominated historian William Eamon, The Professor of Secrets entices readers into a dangerous scientific underworld of sorcerers and surgeons. Meticulously researched and engagingly written, this gripping narrative is perfect for readers interested in Renaissance history, the development of science, and historical thrillers.

Details
  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages; 12 black & white illustrations
  • 6" x 9"
  • © 2010
Author Info

William Eamon is a widely published, internationally known and respected scholar based at the University of New Mexico. His first book, Science and the Secrets of Nature: Books of Secrets in the Medieval and Early Modern Culture was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in history and won the History Book Award from the Association of American Publishers. He is co-editor of the excellently reviewed Beyond the Black Legend: Spain and the Scientific Revolution.

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