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Sixteenth century Europe is teeming with change and controversy: wars are being waged by princes and bishops and the repercussions of Luther are being felt through a convulsing Germany. In a remote corner of Poland a modest canon is practicing medicine and studying the heavens, preparing a theory that will shatter the medieval view of the universe. In this astonishing work of historical imagination, John Banville offers a vivid portrait of a man of painful reticence, haunted by a malevolent brother and baffled by the conspiracies that rage around him and his ideas. For, in a world that is equal parts splendor and barbarism, an obscure cleric who seeks the secret music of the universe poses a most devastating threat."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679737995
ISBN-10: 0679737995
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 16mm)
Pages: 241
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United States


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