The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

We are delighted that Stephen Greenblatt, one of our lecturers and professor of humanities at Harvard, has published an exciting new book entitled “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern.”

According to the New York Times review, “the book relates the story of Poggio Bracciolini, the former apostolic secretary to several popes, who became perhaps the greatest book hunter of the Renaissance. His most significant find, located in a German monastery, was a copy of Lucretius’ ‘On the Nature of Things,’ which had been lost to history for more than a thousand years. Its survival and re-emergence into the world, Mr. Greenblatt suggests, was a kind of secular miracle.”

To read more about the book and its author, click on the New York Times link below.

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