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Il nome della rosaThe year is 1327 Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by sev Eco's writing is so infectious lively and likeable that I thought it appropriate to pen my review in his style1 In which I as reader feel usedYes I'm almost certain Eco wrote this thing for the sole purpose of informing us of how knowledgeable he is of the finer points of monastic orders book trivia and medieval philosophy Knowing most would not put up with this crap for 500 pages he wisely chose to interrupt his many digressions on poverty heretics whether or not Jesus laughed Aristotle architecture etc with an amateurish mystery plot It's pedantry disguised as fiction I've been used 2 In which the pace sucksJust when you thought it was getting interesting just when the plot is getting meatier and it grabs your attention here comes a dissertation or a long drawn description of doors churches parchments beasts characters that are totally irrelevant to the plot and backstories that do nothing to shed light on the events You must often wait a chapter or two to get back to the mystery that drove you to read this thing in the first place Do yourself a favor and uit after he has solved his first mystery page 25?3 In which its heavy handedness is offensiveLurk around bookworms long enough and you're bound to find some pompous pseudo intellectual enraptured by the rich textured yet subtle literary clues so artfully crafted into this piece You mean to tell me that Jorge De Burgos the blind monk is actually a nod to Jorge Luis Borges the blind Argentinian writer? Whaaat? So cleverI'm sure the late Borges heard this face palmed and then turned in his graveEDIT I have been duly informed perhaps by the type referenced above that Borges was actually alive when this work was published He died shortly thereafter4 In which the plot fails to deliverProvided you made it as far as the end all in hopes of finding a conclusion so stellar as to redeem the drudgery that preceded it what one is most likely to find is disappointment Most by the time they get there will already know who the culprit is and given the setting and the tools the protagonists are carrying what will happen in the final scene Is it a fantastic twist? A conspiracy centuries in the making? No Just lunatic ravings akin to the ones that drove Eco to romanticize about love lust knowledge etc

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Il nome della rosa kindle µ eBook 9780156001311 ☆ [Reading] ➯ Il nome della rosa ➷ Umberto Eco – Eyltransferservices.co.uk The year is 1327 Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowedAnd a ferocious curiosity He collects evidence deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey where “the most interesting things happen at night” The Name of the Rose is not a book to be picked up lightly with the expectation that you the reader are about to embark on a traditional work of historical fiction Umberto Eco expects much from the reader of this book Almost immediately the unsuspecting reader will find himself dropped into the midst of the High Middle Ages a society completely foreign for the majority of modern readersIn historical context the story occurs during the time the Papacy had moved from its traditional location in Italy to Avignon John XXII is a Pope brought to the head of the Holy Roman Church by the King of France John is not the first Pope to leave the Church's Italian homeHowever it is 1327 and great dissatisfaction pervades Europe that a French King should have political influence over the Church Traditionally following the division of the Roman Empire between West and East the secular protection of the Church had fallen to the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire a title held by members of the royal families of Germany In that year Louis IV would declare himself the King of Italy and in 1328 he would crown himself the next Emperor of the Holy Roman EmpireLouis' entrance into Italy was inevitable as King Phillip of France had encouraged an alliance with the French Pope through his connection with the King of Naples Louis' sympathies or perhaps his political acumen led him to support the Franciscan Order committed to the life of poverty This was in direct contradiction to the Papal Bulls issued by John XXII who saw the Franciscan Orders as a disruptive force among the common people Off shoots of the Fransiscan's particularly the Psuedo Apostles led by Fra Dolcino had led to absolute chaos in Italy Dolcino's common followers attacked the wealthy to bring about a universal state of poverty There should be no rich There should be no poor The ultimate goal of Dolcino was to abolish the need of the Church and place it under the authority of the people Under this theory there was no need for Popes Cardinals Bishops or ecclesiastical offices of any typeWilliam of Baskerville's purpose in going to the Abbey of Melko is as an emissary of the Imperial Theologians to negotiate a meeting between legations appointed by the Pope and Louis to resolve the conflict between the Papacy the Minorite or Franciscan orders and Louis What is at stake is a reinterpretation between Church and State That the underlying issue concerns who will wield true power in Europe is obviousHowever William's true mission is delayed For upon his arrival he discovers that a young Illuminator in the Abbey's Scriptorium has met an untimely death Was it murder or suicide? The death of a second monk clearly indicates that someone in the closed society of the Abbey of Melk is a murdererAccompanied by his scribe Adso William sets out to investigate the deaths of the two monks The mystery only deepens as deaths occur The circumstances seem to follow the sounding of the trumpets as revealed in the Revelation of JohnEco continues to complicate the facts of William's case by revealing that the Abbey contains one of the finest libraries known in the contemporary world Interestingly no one but the Librarian his assistant or someone with the permission of the Abbot himself can gain entry to the library which is protected by a labyrinth seemingly incapable of being navigatedWilliam of Baskerville is the euivalent of a Medieval Sherlock Holmes Adso whose French name happens to be Adson conveniently rhyming with Watson William is a man committed to logic He is a student of Roger Bacon He is a contemporary of William of Occam It should come as no surprise that he is capable of the art of deduction through that logic nor that he should be in possession of a pair of optical lenses serving him as eyeglasses enabling him to read the tiny writing of a murdered monk barely perceptible to the naked eye The monk's almost invisible writing lead William and Adso to discover the secrets of the labyrinth and to search for a book that seems to hold the motive for the accumulating bodies day by dayThe Abbot pointedly tells William that the matter of these deaths must be resolved prior to the arrival of the two legations The Papal legation is headed by Bernard of Gui an infamous inuisitor who has burned many a heretic in his long history as a defender of the faith Surely Bernard will take over the uestion of the deaths at the Abbey and use them to strengthen the Pope's position that the Franciscan's philosophy of the poverty of Christ be eliminated by the PopeWilliam and Adso's exploration of the labyrinth to discover a missing book the seeming motive for the murders intensify And they succeed in discovering their way through the labyrinth However they are unsuccessful in unraveling an endless thread of textual clues leading from one manuscript to the next prior to the arrival of the two opposed legationsAs feared the discovery of yet another body the herbalist Severinus leads Bernard Gui to take over the inuisition to root out the evil present in the abbey Bernard is ruthless Torture is an accepted practice to disclose the works of the devil As expected Bernard announces he intends to inform the Pope that the Franciscan orders of Poverty should be prohibitedNevertheless William and Adso will solve the mystery of the labyrinth the secret manuscript it co

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En bizarre deaths Brother William turns detective His tools are the logic of Aristotle the theology of Auinas the empirical insights of Roger Bacon all sharpened to a glistening edge by wry humor This was one of the biggest novels in the 80s I remember the book very well A crime story set in a monastery with much Latin and Greek and some dubious monks trying to solve some murder cases The denouement was brilliant The whole story was absolutely outstanding the lost book on comedy and extremely sophisticated So much wisdom and philosophy in one novel It's very seldom that you come across a book like that There is also a famous movie with Jean Connery as William of Baskerville but the book tops the novel by far Back then in school everybody read that novel Must read and absolutely recommended